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Of foxes and paradoxes in the media henhouse

Future historians may well scramble to understand what was going on at the Media Freedom Conference in London and the simultaneous Social Media summit at the White House (held earlier this year in July). They will surely be confounded by media policy in the post-broadcast era by looking at these two events. And they will struggle to reconcile what is claimed to be policy against what is actually practised on the ground...

By Derek Abdinor 2 days ago

All the 2019 African Digital Media Awards winners

Winners of the 2019 African Digital Media Awards have been announced in Johannesburg, South Africa...

12 Sep 2019

African Media Agency partners with USAfrica Expo

The USAfrica Business Expo will bring together small business owners, investors, diplomats and political figures from across the continent of Africa on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly...

11 Sep 2019

Andrew Human to leave the Loeries

CEO of the Loeries, Andrew Human, will be leaving the organisation after 15 years at the helm, during which time the Loeries was transformed into a globally recognised festival and the highest accolade for the advertising and brand communication industry across Africa and the Middle East...

Issued by Loeries 11 Sep 2019

How Uganda is using old and new laws to block activists on social media

Activists who use digital media are protected by international law and protocols that guarantee freedom of expression...

By Ronald Kakungulu-Mayambala 10 Sep 2019

ANA News to scale back SA operations

African News Agency plans expansion across Africa to meet growth demands, but announces downsizing in South Africa...

9 Sep 2019

Nigerian publisher charged with treason

Nigerian authorities should drop all treason charges against publisher Agba Jalingo, release him from detention, and stop using the country's state security laws to harass government critics...

9 Sep 2019

Why Tanzania's attacks on free speech break with Nyerere's legacy

Nyerere often argued that Tanzanians should not be afraid to challenge authority. He also spoke out strongly for freedom of speech...

By Nick Westcott 4 Sep 2019

Internet shutdowns and the future of democracy in Africa

Ventures Africa discusses internet shutdowns and the future of democracy in Africa in its newly launched 'Speak!' series...

3 Sep 2019

Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa

In Africa new data suggests citizens' support for press freedoms is in sharp decline...

By Jeff Conroy-Krutz 2 Sep 2019

Western media, Chinese media... where is African media?

African communication professionals have started a movement to rebrand the continent....

By Zubeida Jaffer 30 Aug 2019

Empowering news organisations through technological innovation

Google launched the Google News Initiative, followed by the GNI Innovation Challenge to aid publishers in Africa transition to digital. We speak to Google's Mich Atagana about the initiative...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2019

Africa's journalists trained in migration reporting

30 Chadian journalists trained this month, topping 600 trainees in West and Central Africa since 2018...

27 Aug 2019

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