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How metrics are changing editorial decisions in African newsrooms

New digital technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WhatsApp have significantly shaped news production, distribution and consumption practices around the world. This has led to changes in the ways in which news is gathered by citizens and professional journalists as well as the ways in which it's consumed.

By Dr Admire Mare and Dumisani Moyo 6 hours ago

Marketing SA Inc
Marketing SA Inc

Forget marketing South Africa to foreign investors. The campaign promoting SA Inc needs to begin with the marketing of the country to South Africans.

By Howard Feldman 11 hours ago

CcHUB Design Lab, Rwanda
Co-Creation Hub launches in Rwanda

Nigeria's innovation centre, Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) has officially expanded to Kigali, Rwanda, with the launch of the CcHUB Design Lab.

1 day ago

Vukani Mngxati, chief executive officer for Accenture Africa.
Accelerating Africa's economy through digital transformation

The 'digitisation of everything' trend is evolving at pace and Africa cannot afford to play catch-up. Digital disruption now affects every business, which means pressure is mounting to digitally transform operations if companies hope to remain competitive and relevant.

By Vukani Mngxati 1 day ago

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The professionalism of authenticity

Five seconds of fame has never been easier. A smartphone and internet connection has turned everyone into a video producer. In 2018 a mind-blowing 300 hours of video content was uploaded to YouTube every minute and more than 4 billion videos were watched on the platform each day.

By Quinn Lubbe 2 days ago

Global Out of Home Media appoints Marcell Entres to head up Ghana operation
Global Out of Home Media appoints Marcell Entres to head up Ghana operation

Global Out of Home Media - a division of the Provantage Media Group - has appointed experienced industry professional Marcell Entres as the new general manager of its Ghana operation.

Issued by Provantage Media Group 2 days ago

Is your product packaging the 'whole package'? 4 unboxing trends for 2019
Is your product packaging the 'whole package'? 4 unboxing trends for 2019

Who cares what it looks like on the outside when it's what's on the inside that counts, right? Wrong! At least when it comes to product packaging, that is.

By Daniella Shapiro 2 days ago

An electoral worker prepares identity card and biometric verification readers, at the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano, northern Nigeria, on February 14, 2019. CPJ joined a call for Nigeria to ensure that internet and social media services remain connected during the upcoming elections. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Ben Curtis.
Nigeria urged not to cut social media during elections

Nigeria has two sets of elections scheduled in the coming weeks: the federal elections on February 16 and state elections on March 2. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has joined calls for Nigeria to ensure internet and social media services remain connected during elections.

15 Feb 2019

Ooredoo TV set up box has a new look
Ooredoo TV set up box has a new look

Ooredoo TV customers can now enjoy the new set-top box which will include all digital services such as conventional linear TV, on-demand service, apps and games and also catch-up features. The new set up box, which is real HDR 4K, providing high resolution picture to viewers and has a 16GB memory, this allows subscribers to download a number of apps and games. All these features are powered by Android TV.

15 Feb 2019

OSN dropping sports content and focusing on movies
OSN dropping sports content and focusing on movies

As of March, Dubai-based pay tv operator OSN will air only OSN Sports Cricket HD and Ten Sports Channel.

15 Feb 2019

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South African entry wins best foreign film at The One Club's One Screen Film Festival

Bheki The Mbhaco Maker by FCB Africa, Johannesburg for South African Tourism was announced as the winner in the Foreign Film category at last night's seventh annual One Screen Short Film Festival, a short film festival from The One Club for Creativity that unites the film and advertising worlds.

14 Feb 2019

Nigerian content entrepreneurs accepted to global startup programme
Nigerian content entrepreneurs accepted to global startup programme

Nigeria's digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has announced that it has been accepted to Singularity University's Global Startup Program.

14 Feb 2019

This is Africa's decade
This is Africa's decade

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - We are currently in the official United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent and in line with this, MIPAD is launching several new publications to celebrate and recognise leaders of African descent on the continent and across the globe in the Diaspora.

14 Feb 2019