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Book now: Newsroom Management for PR and Brands: Webinar | 20 May 2021
Book now: Newsroom Management for PR and Brands: Webinar | 20 May 2021

On Thursday, 20 May, at 3pm we invite you to spend an hour with our team and industry experts to discuss newsroom management trends for business communications...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 12 May 2021

As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope alive
As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope alive

As we mark World Press Freedom Day 2021, let us remember that 2020 was terrible for the press in many parts of the world...

By Wambui Wamunyu 3 May 2021

AI, freedom of expression and the press
AI, freedom of expression and the press

A free press or media has an important role to play in democracies as it is responsible for gathering and distributing the information that citizens use to decide how they are going to vote...

By Hanno Brink 3 May 2021

The One Club's Right the Ratio 2021 Summit to advance industry gender equity
The One Club's Right the Ratio 2021 Summit to advance industry gender equity

In line with its commitment to advance gender equality and inclusiveness in advertising, The One Club for Creativity has announced its latest Right the Ratio Summit taking place 18-20 May 2021...

21 Apr 2021

Ramaphosa promotes platform for safety of journalists
Ramaphosa promotes platform for safety of journalists

President Cyril Ramaphosa, African Union (AU) chairperson, has endorsed the Digital Platform for the Safety of Journalists in Africa...

1 Feb 2021

#BizTrends 2021: Not all news is trusted news
#BizTrends 2021: Not all news is trusted news

Last year I predicted that "at the dawn of this new decade it is clear that traditional print publishing as we know it will never return to the glory days of record-breaking advertising revenue and circulation."...

By Josephine Buys 29 Jan 2021

WAN-IFRA announces New Media Freedom Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa
WAN-IFRA announces New Media Freedom Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa

The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has announced a new partnership with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support media freedom in nine countries across Sub-Saharan Africa...

27 Jan 2021

Media Ethics and Credibility Report handed over to SANEF
Media Ethics and Credibility Report handed over to SANEF

The report of the commission of inquiry into ethical challenges facing South African journalism has officially been handed over to the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF)...

25 Jan 2021

Report reveals the impact of Covid-19 on journalism
Report reveals the impact of Covid-19 on journalism

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has released a report containing the voices of journalists working across the Global South and Emerging Economies highlighting the challenges faced by the profession during the pandemic...

15 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2020: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

14 Dec 2020

Zimbabwean journalist wins 2020 APO Group African Women in Media Award
Zimbabwean journalist wins 2020 APO Group African Women in Media Award

APO Group announced Zimbabwean journalist Debra Matabvu as the winner of the 2020 APO Group African Women in Media Award at the 6th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Virtual Conference and Awards held 2-3 December 2020...

4 Dec 2020

#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)
#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)

During Loeries Creative Week, Jess Weiner, CEO of Talk to Jess in the US talked to the power of inclusivity and of belonging in the work that we do, both in the creative industry and in our work environment...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Nov 2020

Jordanian journalist Etaf Roudan named Editorial Leadership Award Laureate
Jordanian journalist Etaf Roudan named Editorial Leadership Award Laureate

WAN-IFRA Women in News has named Etaf Roudan, director of Radio al-Balad in Jordan as its 2020 WIN Editorial Leadership Award Laureate for the Arab Region...

5 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

#PulpNonFiction: Beware of permanent solutions for temporary problems
#PulpNonFiction: Beware of permanent solutions for temporary problems

Bronwyn Williams highlights her key learnings in Lionel Shriver's The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 and Edward Snowden's Permanent Record to emphasise that as we submit to further infringements on our privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of movement in the effort to stop the spread of Covid-19, we must ensure that emergency measures designed to fight a temporary crisis do not become a permanent feature...

By Bronwyn Williams 7 Sep 2020

#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity
#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity

Terry Levin, creative director at Bizcommunity, shares her views of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the company is navigating these unusual times...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 May 2020

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Controls to manage fake news in Africa are affecting freedom of expression

Governments across the world are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source of frustration. Some are now referring to this fake news phenomenon as a 'disinfodemic'...

By Ashwanee Budoo 18 May 2020

Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on 22 January 2020. EPA-EFE/GIAN EHRENZELLER.
Wan-Ifra concerned over proposed media bill threatening freedom of expression - Ukraine

Wan-Ifra is concerned over a new proposed media bill threatening freedom of expression in the Ukraine...

14 Apr 2020

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#FairnessFirst: The media industry needs your support

The global pandemic has certainly shifted business as usual, with increased pressure on media organisations to provide a trusted and reputable source of information while having to get creative in cutting costs and selling to advertisers...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Apr 2020

#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindset
#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindset

You need to upskill yourself to stay relevant in the age of experience. Here's why a 'Perennial mindset' is said to be the office sweet spot against age discrimination, which affects those at the start and end of their careers alike...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Feb 2020

Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends.
#BizTrends2020: The politics of rage; the quest for middle ground

By the end of 2019, the rising anger around the globe was palpable, as were the divisions that fuelled the rage...

By Dion Chang 6 Jan 2020

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

Journalist Nazli Ilicak is embraced after her release from prison in Istanbul in November 2019, after a court ordered her free on time served at a retrial. Two of her colleagues remain in prison on terrorism related charges, among the 47 journalists jailed in Turkey. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir.
The world's worst jailers of journalists

The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remains near record highs. China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists...

By Elana Beiser 11 Dec 2019

IPFA winners, New York.
International Press Freedom Awards announced

CPJ gala recognises courageous journalists from developing democracies, celebrates press freedom...

27 Nov 2019

Simon Dingle, in action at Catalyst Africa.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Simon Dingle on how media is being reimagined in the 21st century

With his characteristic dry, wry wit in full force, I sat down with entrepreneur-at-heart Simon Dingle for an exclusive interview after his Catalyst Africa presentation, on why an open internet that connects people is a winner for every industry...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Nov 2019

CPJ deepens database of attacks on the press
CPJ deepens database of attacks on the press

A newly updated database on CPJ.org visualises the trend of media attacks in recent times - and how it combines and contrasts with other trends in decades of research on journalists who have been imprisoned or killed or who have gone missing because of their work since 1992...

By Elana Beiser 12 Nov 2019

Dingle presenting at Catalyst Africa.
#CatalystAfrica: Simon Dingle debunks fintech and cryptocurrency myths

Simon Dingle started his Catalyst Africa presentation by confirming that when he's not making apps or writing books, he loves thinking out loud in public about a variety of divergent topics...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

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Media: How to protect your phone from spyware

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Safety Advisory: Journalists have become targets of Pegasus spyware...

11 Nov 2019

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Unlocking the web's untold censorship stories

A program run by the Seattle-headquartered Tor Project, OONI created OONI Probe, software that anyone can use to investigate their own network for signs of censorship...

By Madeline Earp 31 Oct 2019

Hamza Idris (left), an editor with the Daily Trust newspaper, sits with colleague Hussaini Garba Mohammed in their office in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, in February 2019. The office was raided in January by the military, who seized 24 computers. Credit: CPJ/Jonathan Rozen.
Nigerian military targeted journalists' phones, computers with "forensic search" for sources

There is a global trend of law enforcement seizing journalists' mobile phones and computers-some of their most important tools. CPJ has documented device seizures around the world, from the United States to Slovakia to Iraq...

By Jonathan Rozen 30 Oct 2019






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