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It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

Tiso Blackstar Group's headquarters at Hill on Empire in Parktown. Photo:
Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name...

12 Jun 2017

Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards
Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards

Kenya's Business Daily journalist, Allan Odhiambo, wins at Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism...

10 Jun 2016

Image by 123RF
Is print media dead?

It is no longer business as usual, but there is a future for print in Africa, yet...

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 26 May 2016

Mixed reactions trail newspaper price increase
Mixed reactions trail newspaper price increase

Some major newspapers have raised their cover prices at a time when online publishing is giving print media a lot of competition and when Nigerians are wading through financial difficulties...

By Onimisi Alao 4 Apr 2016

Abuja Newspaper Distributors elect new chairman
Abuja Newspaper Distributors elect new chairman

The Abuja Newspapers Distributors Association (ANDA) on Saturday elected Joshua Orogun (South West constituency) as its new chairman after conducting a re-run election...

By Eseohe Ebhota 4 Aug 2015

Kano to partner Daily Trust on newspaper revival
Kano to partner Daily Trust on newspaper revival

The Kano State government at the weekend said it will partner Daily Trust newspapers to revive its publication, Triumph, which closed down two years ago...

By Ismail Mudashir 7 Jul 2015

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015

Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists
Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists

Al Jazeera has confirmed that its two journalists held by the Nigerian military since 24 March 2015 have been released...

7 Apr 2015

Nigeria: Country's first online newsroom unveiled
Nigeria: Country's first online newsroom unveiled

Davebrook Digital PR Services on Friday announced the unveiling of Nigeria's first online newsroom services. A digital platform designed to connect businesses in Nigeria with national and global publicity opportunities...

By Kayode Ogunwale 10 Mar 2015

Nigerian editor missing since last week
Nigerian editor missing since last week

The Committee to Protect Journalists holds Nigerian authorities responsible for the safety of an editor who was seized by armed men on...

7 Jul 2014

AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists
AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists

The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on the job in many countries on the continent.

13 Feb 2014

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice
Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013

CPJ condemns charges against Leadership journalists

Nigerian authorities should stop the legal harassment of journalists in connection with a critical story about President Goodluck Jonathan's political plans, the Committee to Protect Journalists said recently.

2 Jul 2013

Editorial movement at The Sun

The Board of The Sun Publishing Limited has approved new editorial appointments with effect from 1 July 2013. On that date, new editors will take over at different levels, of the publication.

24 Jun 2013

Nigerian journalist arrested over article - and he didn't even write it

CALABAR, NIGERIA: On 6 June 2013 at about 2100 local time, Emmanuel Unah, a reporter for the CrossRiver Watch, an online news platform, was arrested by operatives from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

20 Jun 2013

Search for bravest women journalists
Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013

Oduah named Champion Newspapers Man of 2012

Nigerian Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah has been named Champion Newspapers Man of 2012. According to a statement by the group managing director and editor-in-chief of Champion Newspapers Limited, Nwadiuto Iheakanwa, Oduah was picked by the top echelon of the media organisation after careful consideration of all the feats she has been able to achieve in the 18 months while steering the aviation industry.

5 Feb 2013

Q&A's on Nigeria's image in the media

A few days ago, prominent Nigerians and communications experts gathered at a forum in Lagos to examine and proffer solutions to challenges facing the country's image.

By Nurudeen Oyewole 22 Jan 2013

Murdered journalists symbols of impunity

A day after the 14th anniversary of journalist Norbert Zongo's murder in Burkina Faso and two days before the 8th anniversary of journalist Deyda Hydara's murder in Gambia, Reporters Without Borders accuses the authorities in these two countries of sabotaging the investigations into their deaths and encouraging impunity.

19 Dec 2012

Reality of the Freedom of Information Act

Since president Goodluck Jonathan signed the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act sometime this year, the excitement it elicited among members of civil society, the media and human rights groups, is being replaced with frustration and disappointment.

17 Sep 2012

NBC unveils 5th Edition of Broadcasting Code

The 5th Edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code was on Friday in Abuja formally presented to operators and other stakeholders in the industry.

27 Aug 2012

15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa
15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.

7 Aug 2012

Jonathan assures of press freedom

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday, 25 May 2012, assured members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) that the freedom guaranteed to media practitioners in the discharge of their constitutional responsibility, would not be tempered with by his administration of the freedom of the press as enshrined in the country's constitution.

28 May 2012

CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 finalists announced
CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 finalists announced

The finalists in the 17th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist competition were announced on 18 May 2012, by Ferial Haffajee, chair of the independent judging panel. This year the competition received entries from 42 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa.

18 May 2012

Nigeria journalists plan govt boycott over unrest

JOS, NIGERIA: Journalists in a restive state in central Nigeria said on Monday [14 May 2012] they would halt coverage of government activities in protest at the failure of the authorities to stop years of deadly violence.

15 May 2012

Daily abuses suffered by journalists

Following World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, Reporters Without Borders takes a look at the breaches of freedom of news and information in Nigeria during the first quarter of 2012, turning the spotlight on one of the most dangerous countries in Africa for journalists. For the first time, it has included the Islamist militia Boko Haram in its latest list of Predators of Freedom of Information.

8 May 2012

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