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#NewBiz: Ventureburn and Techpoint Africa announce new partnership
#NewBiz: Ventureburn and Techpoint Africa announce new partnership

News and information platforms for African tech startups Ventureburn and Techpoint Africa have announced a new partnership...

4 Jun 2020

Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announced
Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announced

Winners of the 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards were announced at a virtual awards ceremony following travel restrictions occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic...

28 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity
#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity

Terry Levin, creative director at Bizcommunity, shares her views of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the company is navigating these unusual times...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 May 2020

Lex Bradshaw-Zanger, L'Oréal.
Warc Awards 2020 announces Effective Social Strategy shortlist

The final shortlist has been released for the Warc Awards 2020. 21 campaigns have made the Effective Social Strategy shortlist, which links social strategies to business success...

29 Apr 2020

Source: Wan-Ifra website.
Winners of the Wan-Ifra European Digital Media Awards announced

Wan-Ifra has announced the winners of the European Digital Media Awards, with 7 out of 9 of winners coming from Denmark, Norway or Sweden...

23 Apr 2020

Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overview
Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overview

An overview of Bizcommunity's Press Offices, companies and organisations putting the grit in integrity, by continuing to communicate and innovate despite the many challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 Apr 2020

Heroes don't wear capes, they wear masks
Heroes don't wear capes, they wear masks

Independent Media launches an awareness campaign encouraging the public to make their own, mask up when leaving the house, saving surgical face masks for our healthcare heroes...

Issued by Independent Media 8 Apr 2020

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

Credit: Elijah O'Donnell on .
Why Africa's journalists aren't doing a good job on Covid-19

How can African journalism highlight the continent's challenges and vulnerabilities, which are often ignored by internationalised responses?...

By George Ogola 26 Mar 2020

Media effectiveness during Covid-19
Media effectiveness during Covid-19

What should advertisers and media owners be considering during these challenging times?

By Jane Ostler, Issued by Kantar 23 Mar 2020

Covid-19: African News Agency launches free public info portal
Covid-19: African News Agency launches free public info portal

To combat the spread of misinformation pertaining to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the African News Agency (ANA) has launched a dedicated content portal to provide a credible and verified source of news and information...

Issued by Independent Media 20 Mar 2020

Burger King’s Fernando Machado
#CannesLions2020: First speakers and sessions announced

The organisers of Cannes Lions 2020 have announced the first speakers and sessions at the Festival...

20 Feb 2020

Grand Prix winning campaign; Fox Cricket.
Effective Use of Tech winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced a total of eight winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, two Silvers and three Bronzes - have been awarded in the Effective Use of Tech category...

22 Jan 2020

Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood' campaign, Babyshop. Image supplied.
Effective Channel Integration winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

The winners for the Effective Channel Integration category of Warc's Media Awards 2019 have been announced and the Grand Prix has been awarded to FP7 McCann Dubai for 'Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood''...

15 Jan 2020

Jury member Benoit Weisser, chief strategy officer, Ogilvy Asia. Image supplied.
Best Use of Data winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced a total of nine winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, three Silvers and three Bronzes - in the Best Use of Data category for Warc Media Awards 2019...

8 Jan 2020

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media Africa 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media Africa

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

New monetisation models for media are needed
New monetisation models for media are needed

Journalists need to be taught how to be entrepreneurs so they can contribute to the survival of the media industry, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, chairman of the APO Group...

By Louise Burgers 16 Dec 2019

Police officers detain Sahara Reporters journalist Victor Ogungbenro during a protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 5, 2019. Staff at the online newspaper report sustained harassment targeting them and their website. Credit: CPJ/AP/Sunday Alamba.
US-Nigeria website censored

US-Nigerian Sahara Reporters website reports assets frozen amid surveillance, censorship...

12 Dec 2019

Journalist Nazli Ilicak is embraced after her release from prison in Istanbul in November 2019, after a court ordered her free on time served at a retrial. Two of her colleagues remain in prison on terrorism related charges, among the 47 journalists jailed in Turkey. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir.
The world's worst jailers of journalists

The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remains near record highs. China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists...

By Elana Beiser 11 Dec 2019

Fighting breaks out as security personnel attempt to re-arrest Nigerian activist and journalist Omoyele Sowore at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria, on December 6, 2019. Sowore and other activist-journalists have been jailed in Nigeria and Ethiopia amid a crackdown on free expression. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde.
Nigeria and Ethiopia jail activist-journalists amid crackdown on free expression

The ongoing detentions of Nigerian publisher Agba Jalingo and Ethiopian editor Fekadu Mahtemework, don't tell the whole story of their governments' crackdowns on freedom of expression...

By Muthoki Mumo and Jonathan Rozen 11 Dec 2019

Effective Use of Tech shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019
Effective Use of Tech shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has released the Effective Use of Tech shortlist for the Warc Media Awards 2019...

4 Dec 2019

IPFA winners, New York.
International Press Freedom Awards announced

CPJ gala recognises courageous journalists from developing democracies, celebrates press freedom...

27 Nov 2019

Creating relevant brands for African audiences
Creating relevant brands for African audiences

WarnerMedia recently hosted a panel discussion around creating relevant brands for African audiences at Discop Johannesburg 2019. Julien Borde, head of Channels for France, French-speaking territories, Africa and Israel tells us more about how the company plans to implement these insights across the African market...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2019

#EpicaAwards2019: Day three results
#EpicaAwards2019: Day three results

Three days of Epica jury proceedings in Amsterdam have come to an end...

21 Nov 2019

Nicole Hartnett, senior marketing scientist, Ehrenberg-Bass Institute. Image source: .
Warc announces Best Use of Data shortlist for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has released the first shortlist for the Warc Media Awards 2019...

20 Nov 2019

Demonstrators are seen outside the Department of State Services headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, on November 12, 2019. Police fired on and attacked journalists covering that demonstration. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Kola Sulaimon.
Nigerian security forces fire on journalists, protesters

Nigerian authorities should investigate attacks by security forces on journalists at a recent protest in Abuja, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

18 Nov 2019

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presenting the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019.
#AfricaCom: Why "African time" is now for African storytelling, by Africans

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presented the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019. As "a South African who lives and breathes the African dream," she explains why they're retelling possibly the greatest African story of all time, with global appeal...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Putting the 'me' in Africa's media and entertainment industry

Consumer demand for personalisation drives revenue growth in Africa's Entertainment & Media industry, according to PwC's 'Africa Outlook', which is a comprehensive source of analyses and five-year forecasts of consumer and advertising spending across five African countries...

13 Nov 2019

CPJ deepens database of attacks on the press
CPJ deepens database of attacks on the press

A newly updated database on CPJ.org visualises the trend of media attacks in recent times - and how it combines and contrasts with other trends in decades of research on journalists who have been imprisoned or killed or who have gone missing because of their work since 1992...

By Elana Beiser 12 Nov 2019

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