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SOUTH AFRICA

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog
Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

M&G editor resigns, off to New Delhi
M&G editor resigns, off to New Delhi

NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian's editor-in-chief, Nic Dawes, has resigned to take up a post at the Hindustan Times in New Delhi, the newspaper reports.

By Rod Baker 17 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance
Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012

INDIA

Publishers gather for WAN-IFRA India 2012 Conference
Publishers gather for WAN-IFRA India 2012 Conference

PUNE, INDIA: The biggest-ever event for news publishers in South Asia; more than 350 delegates from 22 countries.

28 Sep 2012

FRANCE

Fresh organisational thinking required - and delivered
Fresh organisational thinking required - and delivered

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY /KIEV, UKRAINE: Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman has joined the programme of the World Editors Forum, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 2 to 5 September next, to discuss the paper's radically restructured news operation in a much anticipated session dedicated to innovations in newsroom organisation.

26 Jul 2012

FRANCE

Smart newspapers win at attracting youth
Smart newspapers win at attracting youth

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: I-Next of India has been designated the 2012 World Young Reader Newspaper of the Year in the annual Young Reader Prize competition from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), which awarded 21 prizes to newspapers and a printing plant that have found innovative ways to attract young people to the news.

18 Jun 2012

UKRAINE

Speakers from five continents to address World Newspaper Congress
Speakers from five continents to address World Newspaper Congress

KIEV, UKRAINE / PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The speaker line-up for the 64th World Newspaper Congress and 19th World Editors Forum could hardly be more international, with speakers from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and South America on the podium when the global summit meetings of the world's press is held in Kiev, Ukraine, next September. Among the speakers is Trevor Ncube, deputy executive chairman, Mail & Guardian, South Africa.

20 Mar 2012

INDIA

First ever News Design Conference for South Asia
First ever News Design Conference for South Asia

CHENNAI, INDIA: WAN-IFRA and the Society for News Design (SND) have joined hands to organise the first ever News Design Conference in South Asia. The event will be held at New Delhi from 23-24 January 2012.

20 Jan 2012

INDIA

New Delhi to host the first WAN-IFRA - SND News Design Conference & Workshop in South Asia
New Delhi to host the first WAN-IFRA - SND News Design Conference & Workshop in South Asia

NEW DELHI, INDIA: WAN-IFRA and the Society for News Design (SND) has joined hands to organise the first ever "News Design Conference" in South Asia. The event will be held at New Delhi from 23-24 January 2012.

14 Dec 2011

INDIA

Indian publishers told: Innovate to continue thriving
Indian publishers told: Innovate to continue thriving

CHENNAI, INDIA: With print circulation continuing to rise, Indian newspapers are in an enviable position. However, publishers on the subcontinent still need to innovate - be it in cross-media advertising, digital media, or print quality and efficiency.

12 Sep 2011

UNITED STATES

Global adspend up 8.8% in Q1 2011: Advertisers push TV spend
Global adspend up 8.8% in Q1 2011: Advertisers push TV spend

NEW YORK, US: Global advertising rose 8.8% year-on-year in Q1 to total US$118 billion* based on published rate cards, as advertisers spent more on television and continued to invest in booming consumer Asian and Latin American markets.

11 Jul 2011

FRANCE

World's Press condemns murder of Indian journalist
World's Press condemns murder of Indian journalist

PARIS, FRANCE, DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Following the killing of a high profile reporter in Mumbai, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have called on Indian authorities to provide better protection for journalists investigating organised crime.

28 Jun 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Landmark online platform launched to combat clampdown on civil society
Landmark online platform launched to combat clampdown on civil society

JOHANNESBURG, SA: Too many governments are blatantly getting away with enacting repressive restrictions on civil society and diminishing the freedoms of expression, assembly and association, CIVICUS: World Alliance of Citizen Participation said yesterday, 21 February 2011, while launching its landmark Civil Society Watch Online platform.

22 Feb 2011

INDIA

The talking newspaper
The talking newspaper

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Volkswagen brand awareness is notoriously low in India so to launch the Sedan Vento, Volkswagen needed something that would make them stand out in the highly competitive mass-market segment.

14 Oct 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

Latest global trends on consumer media preferences and behaviours
Latest global trends on consumer media preferences and behaviours

JOHANNESBURG, SA: As digitisation radically transforms the way people around the world interact with media content, and as media consumption trends and behaviour continue to evolve, Deloitte has released new research that highlights a number of compelling global trends that can help TMT companies develop effective business strategies and achieve long-term business growth.

7 Oct 2010

UNITED STATES

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative
CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010

FRANCE

Poland's Metro named Young Reader Newspaper of Year
Poland's Metro named Young Reader Newspaper of Year

PARIS, FRANCE/DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The Metro newspaper in Poland has been named the 2010 World Young Reader Newspaper of the Year in the annual competition organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishing (WAN-IFRA).

9 Sep 2010

MALAYSIA

WAN-IFRA presents Asia's best publications
WAN-IFRA presents Asia's best publications

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: WAN-IFRA, the world association of newspapers and news publishers, yesterday, 5 August 2010, presented the winners of the 9th Asia Media Awards at its annual gala dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

6 Aug 2010

GERMANY

Marketing specialists... mistrusted
Marketing specialists... mistrusted

Nuremberg, Germany: An international GfK survey on the extent to which citizens trust various professional groups and organizations has found that while fire-fighters enjoy the highest levels of trust internationally, marketing specialists and the clergy have suffered a considerable deterioration in their reputation, and trust in politicians has also fallen once again. And more bad news for the advertising and media sectors... Over half of respondents expressed criticism of lawyers, bankers, trade unions, journalists, marketing specialists, managers, advertising experts and politicians. Conversely, the reputation of the police and judges has improved significantly. Bankers have also seen a slight recovery in their image at international level. These are the findings of the GfK Trust Index 2010, which has been conducted by GfK Custom Research in 19 countries.

14 Jun 2010