Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

Swahili channel opens on StarSat

StarSat satellite Pay-TV platform has launched a Swahili entertainment channel, (channel 450), targeted at Swahili speaking people who live in South Africa and want to watch East African content. Its line-up of drama movies, music, comedy, celebrity news, events, art shows, Swahili cultural wedding...

2 Sep 2014

Supreme Court asked to extend digital migration to June 2015
Supreme Court asked to extend digital migration to June 2015

For more: Standard Digital: Media owners want digital migration moved to June 2015... Kurian Musa, reporting on Standard Digital, says that Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) and media owners have asked the Supreme Court to extend Kenya's digital migration date to June 2015 when the rest of the...

4 Aug 2014

Local media hailed for excellent election coverage

IEBC (The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has hailed the local media, security officials and other stakeholders for the role they played in ensuring a successful election. IEBC chairman, Isaak Hassan says he was specifically happy with the way journalists handled the election...

11 Mar 2013

Media Council brief on elections

The Media Council of Kenya today, 21 February 2013, addressed media at a press conference on key issues regarding coverage of the ongoing electoral campaigns and expectations during the general elections. Haron Mwangi was expected to describe the critical role media will play in informing the public...

21 Feb 2013

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

8 Apr 2010

Women photojournalists called to enter international competition

Since 2000, the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France, in partnership with the international Visa pour l'Image festival, and with the support of Figaro magazine, have awarded an annual prize for women photojournalists. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the...

12 Mar 2010

Gambian cinema on the African Movie Channel

The African Movie Channel features its first ever Gambian film this October, "Arrou" (Prevention), an award-winning film from the stables of Vinasha Productions of The Gambia. Directed by Segun Oguntola, and starring Modou Musa Ceesay, Awa Gassama, Alagie Saihou Saar, Habibatou Jallow, "Arrou" won...

20 Oct 2008

24/7 Pan African TV channel coming soon

Journalism.co.za reports that a proposed 24-hour Pan African television channel, to be known as A-24, could be set up by next year. Kenyan-based company Camerapix says it will follow the format of pan-Arabic television channel, Al-Jazeera, and is intended to counter Western negative publicity of...

21 Jan 2008

Somaliland reporter freed after three days

Abdirahman Musse Omar of the privately-owned television station SLTV was released on 1 July 2007 after appearing before a court in Hargeisa, the capital of the northern breakaway territory of Somaliland. The authorities are not pressing any charges against Omar, who was arrested on 28 June on the...

5 Jul 2007

Exclusive internet distribution partner selected

General entertainment channel Star TV, which broadcasts in English and Swahili from Tanzania, has selected JumpTV as its exclusive Internet broadcast partner for the online distribution of its content. For a monthly subscription of US$9.95, JumpTV subscribers all over the world can watch Star TV's...

4 May 2006

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