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New APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina.
#BizTrends2019: Africa is one of the major players in the global economic future

New APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina, gives Bizcommunity.Africa his trend predictions for 2019...

1 day ago

A campaign poster for Nigeria's incumbent president and candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, pictured in Lagos, on January 4. Credit: AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei. Source: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
In Nigeria, three journalists injured by gunfire while covering political rally

A shooting at a political rally in Nigeria injured three journalists - 15 people were arrested in connection with the incident. The investigation was ongoing...

2 days ago

#BizTrends2019: A new golden age of OOH media in Africa
#BizTrends2019: A new golden age of OOH media in Africa

A much-needed trend is for people to stop talking about Africa in the collective...

By Greg Benatar 7 Jan 2019

Number of journalists murdered in reprisal for reporting nearly doubles
Number of journalists murdered in reprisal for reporting nearly doubles

The year 2018 was the deadliest year for journalists in the past three years, with Afghanistan topping the list as the deadliest country for journalists worldwide in 2018...

4 Jan 2019

New digital publishing platform for Pulse
New digital publishing platform for Pulse

Pulse, Africa's new media publisher, makes its websites more accessible to all Africans through technology...

2 Jan 2019

4 trends shaping the future of TV and entertainment
4 trends shaping the future of TV and entertainment

Jacques Bentley from Skyworth highlights four global industry trends that are making waves and are expected to gain even more momentum in 2019...

By Jacques Bentley 31 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Marketing & Media Africa
#BestofBiz 2018: Marketing & Media Africa

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

18 Dec 2018

Image via Ndalo Media on .
Ndalo Media no more, come 2019

NEWSWATCH: News has broken that Khanyi Dhlomo's Ndalo Media will shut its doors for good on 31 January 2019, with its web presence lingering until March 2019.

13 Dec 2018

Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds
Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds

Turkey, China, and Egypt are responsible for jailing more than half of all journalists detained worldwide...

13 Dec 2018

How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa
How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

Online new media platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement in Africa...

By George Ogola 13 Dec 2018

87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negatively
87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negatively

Journalists from 52 countries reflect on their biggest fears about their industry, their personal feelings regarding the profession and why freedom of the press must be protected...

12 Dec 2018

Orelie Kabeya and Exauce Kabeya with Wikifundi 2.0. Photographer: Isla Haddow-Flood.
Expanding knowledge on Africa through the Wikimedia movement

Wikimedia has pledged to close the gap in African content as part of their global movement strategy towards a more racially, culturally and geographically inclusive Wikipedia...

11 Dec 2018

TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher
TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher

As a writer, editor, interviewer, moderator and columnist in the tech media world, Mike Butcher covers everything - from the smallest tech startups to the largest tech giants...

By Evan-Lee Courie 7 Dec 2018

Lionel Reina, chief executive officer, APO Group.
New APO CEO to take group global

APO Group appoints former Orange Africa and Middle East senior executive as CEO...

3 Dec 2018

Josephine Achiro Fortelo.
Freedom of speech award for South Sudan journalist

Radio journalist, Josephine Achiro Fortelo from South Sudan, receives global freedom of speech award...

29 Nov 2018

Group photo of the resource personalities at the sports journalists seminar.
Africa's women sports writers receive support

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) and International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Africa holds seminar for sports journalists...

29 Nov 2018

Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa
Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa

African audiences have low levels of trust in the media, experience a high degree of exposure to misinformation, and contribute - often knowingly - to its spread...

By Herman Wasserman & Dani Madri-Morales 26 Nov 2018

Africa Video Forum, AfricaCom 2018.
#AfricaCom: 'Don't die with your idea'

The Africa Video Forum at #AfricaCom 2018, this year grappled with funding models for original content on the continent and the disruption that mobile brings...

By Louise Marsland 23 Nov 2018

Miriro Matema, managing editor, Nomad Africa.
Miriro Matema takes over editorship of Nomad Africa

Zimbabwean-born media professional, Miriro Matema, appointed managing editor at Pan African and South Africa-based Nomad Africa magazine...

23 Nov 2018

A screen shot from December 2017 displaying the front pages of Tanzanian newspapers Mwananchi and The Citizen, calling on the Tanzanian government to help find missing journalist Azory Gwanda.
Where is journalist Azory Gwanda?

One year after disappearance, CPJ calls for credible investigation into Tanzanian journalist Azory Gwanda's fate...

22 Nov 2018

Digital Media Africa finalists announced
Digital Media Africa finalists announced

The 2018 African Digital Media Awards finalists have been announced by WAN-IFRA ahead of the award ceremony on 23 November...

20 Nov 2018

Judges announced for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards
Judges announced for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards

Experienced journalists, industry experts to adjudicate submissions for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards...

19 Nov 2018

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town...

15 Nov 2018

Jennifer Thomas is an assistant professor in the department of media, journalism, and film at Howard University. © .
The best of times and the worst of times for journalism

Jennifer Thomas, an award-winning, veteran American broadcast journalist, was invited by the United States Embassy (South Africa) to address the Cape Town Press Club on media coverage of elections in the age of fake news late last month...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018

Muthoki Mumo and Angela Quintal, Committee to Protect Journalists' Africa team.
Detained CPJ staffers released in Tanzania

The Committee to Protect Journalists has welcomed the release of staffers Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo, who have safely left Tanzania...

9 Nov 2018

Telcos are the real media giants in Africa
Telcos are the real media giants in Africa

Google and Facebook own the most popular media platforms online. As the two most dominant players in the online advertising space globally...

By Emeka Enwere 8 Nov 2018

Media activist Angela Quintal reported to be safe
Media activist Angela Quintal reported to be safe

Media activist and former South African journalist and editor, Angela Quintal, has been interrogated in Tanzania...

By Louise Marsland 8 Nov 2018

Brands can, and should, ensure that their ads don't appear on fake news sites
Brands can, and should, ensure that their ads don't appear on fake news sites

A brand's ad appearing on a fake news website can do massive damage to its reputation and, ultimately, its bottom line...

By Neil Pursey 26 Oct 2018

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