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Traffic flows in Mogadishu's Hodan district in 2018. On March 30, 2019 armed men raided the offices of Somalia's Universal TV station. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Feisal Omar.
Armed men raid Somalia's Universal TV, fire guns in station

Authorities in Somalia should urgently investigate an attack on the privately-owned station Universal TV and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

15 Apr 2019

Mo Abudu receives medal of honour at MIPTV Cannes
Mo Abudu receives medal of honour at MIPTV Cannes

Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu receives 2019 M├ędailles d'Honneur at Cannes MIPTV...

11 Apr 2019

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Digital media platform for African finance needs repurposed

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) announces revamped website...

11 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

Still missing: Azory Gwanda.
#WhereIsAzory campaign launched to find missing Tanzania journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists' #WhereIsAzory campaign launches to highlight the fact that the Tanzanian journalist has been missing for 500 days ...

5 Apr 2019

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StarTimes to emphasise regional content to enhance viewership in Africa

Chinese pay TV company, StarTimes will concentrate more on local content to enhance its viewership in African countries...

5 Apr 2019

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DW expands broadcast services in Uganda

Deutsche Welle continues to expand partnerships with private and public broadcasters in East Africa...

3 Apr 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards winners! Katya Stead @katyalebeque (South Africa), @TheAlushula (Kenya) @BSarabetty (Morocco).
Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism award winners

Kenyan Journalist Patrick Alushula bags overall award, Pan African Journalist of the Year...

2 Apr 2019

Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain
Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain

Bizcommunity, the wholly independently owned media brand made in Africa for Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Bizcommunity.africa domain...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Apr 2019

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First 24-hour Kenyan TV business channel launches

Metropol Corporation launches 24-hour business TV channel, Metropol TV...

2 Apr 2019

A Tanzanian shoe-shiner conducts his business underneath an election poster for then ruling party presidential candidate, and later president, John Magufuli, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on October 27, 2015. On March 28, 2019, the East African Court of Justice found that multiple sections of Tanzania's Media Services Act restrict press freedom. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Khalfan Said.
Tanzania media laws violate press freedom

East African court rules that Tanzania's Media Services Act violates press freedom...

1 Apr 2019

Addis Abba, Ethiopia. Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Deutsche Welle expands broadcast services in Ethiopia

Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster, is expanding its activities in Ethiopia...

29 Mar 2019

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Sports writers from around the world gather in Ghana

The 6th Edition of the International Association of Sports Press (AIPS) Africa Congress will be held in Accra, Ghana...

27 Mar 2019

Ime Archibong, Facebook's vice president of product partnerships.
Facebook to launch content Oversight Board

Strengthening safety, encouraging free expression - these are Facebook's goals for a new content Oversight Board which it will workshop in Kenya next month...

By Ime Archibong 26 Mar 2019

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UN journalism fellowship applications open

Applications to 2019 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship now open...

25 Mar 2019

Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies
Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies

Democracy and social progress die without science and fact-based knowledge. Science and facts are the foundational basis for rational and logical disputation and the possibility of reaching some truths. Fake news, on the other hand, is a calculated assault on democratic freedoms...

By Tawana Kupe 25 Mar 2019

Mike Joubert of the Billybo Group, in action on the eCommerce Africa 2019 stage.
#ECO19: Unpack why your brand story matters before you start telling it

In a talk titled 'Why your story matters', in the 'driving demand' track of the fifth eCommerce Africa conference, attendees heard from Mike Joubert, founder of the Billybo Group. Dubbed a godfather in SA brands and marketing, he walked us through the virtue of storytelling and why it matters, while shedding light through examples from some of the greatest commercial stories ever told...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Mar 2019

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Journalists aim to curb human trafficking

First network of journalists to combat trafficking in persons launched in Sierra Leone...

20 Mar 2019

#HumanRightsDay: The human cost of journalism globally
#HumanRightsDay: The human cost of journalism globally

The Committee to Protect Journalists releases 'The Last Column' book to highlight the human cost of journalism around the globe. The book features the final articles and photographs of fallen journalists...

19 Mar 2019

Stock photo image bank of professional African women created
Stock photo image bank of professional African women created

Ellipsis and Picha collaborate to create stock images of professional African women...

12 Mar 2019

APO chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard.
Driving prosperity between Europe and Africa

EurAfrican Forum appoints APO chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, to its advisory board...

12 Mar 2019

AMA journalism competition winner announced
AMA journalism competition winner announced

Malagasy wins the 2019 African Media Agency journalist competition...

12 Mar 2019

Tanzanians sit next to a tree in Dar es Salaam in 2015. Tanzanian authorities this week imposed a temporary ban on The Citizen over its reporting. Credit: CPJ/AP/Khalfan Said.
Tanzania imposes 7-day publication ban on The Citizen

Authorities in Tanzania should allow journalists to report on matters of public interest freely...

11 Mar 2019

Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines
Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines

Facebook has revealed its plans to help stop the spread of fake information about vaccines on its platform...

By Shereesa Moodley 11 Mar 2019

6 South African entries shortlisted for 2019 Inma Global Media Awards
6 South African entries shortlisted for 2019 Inma Global Media Awards

The International News Media Association (Inma) has announced finalists in the 2019 Global Media Awards competition, featuring six South African entries...

6 Mar 2019

TV series, High Rollers.
Taking Africa's content to the world

The African Channel will air a collection of 20 new primetime series representing premium drama, lifestyle, and news programming from Africa during 2019...

5 Mar 2019

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, center, is hugged by his parents at his home in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 4, 2019. Shawkan was released after five years in prison. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Amr Nabil.
Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan finally free

After five years in jail, Eqyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, has been released...

5 Mar 2019

Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu, on the set of her film, Rafiki.
#DesignIndaba2019: We need to believe in African mermaids

It is important to tell the joyful African stories, not just those of pain and suffering...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

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