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Date: 2 Jul 2015
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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 06:41

Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2

It took 14 years to sell 40 million laptops, but only four years to sell 40 million tablets...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2015 05:34

Political billboards a security threat?
Political billboards a security threat?

AfricaWatch: A Ghanaian researcher reckons billboards (in Ghana) depicting Nigerian political personages, are a threat to security...

22 Jan 2015 11:14

New centre supports access to information about Ebola
New centre supports access to information about Ebola

As part of its efforts at increasing public awareness on Ebola, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has set up its 'Information Center on Communicable Diseases'...

8 Jan 2015 10:20

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

PAMRO 2014 Conference: Media Research for One Continent
PAMRO 2014 Conference: Media Research for One Continent

The 16th PAMRO Meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will take place from 24-27 August 2014 at the La-Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana under the theme 'Media...

25 Jun 2014 13:11

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 05:23

Naseem Javed
Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed 6 Feb 2014 09:41

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 06:33

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 14:25

TMG acquires 32.26% stake in Ghana's Multimedia Group
TMG acquires 32.26% stake in Ghana's Multimedia Group

A report on Ventures Africa states that Times Media Group (TMG) has acquired a 32.26 % stake in Ghana's Multimedia Group for $14.6m.

17 Sep 2013 10:03

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 05:42

Cowbell uses South African animator Luma for latest TVC
Cowbell uses South African animator Luma for latest TVC

Cowbell, fat-filled milk produced by Promasidor, is sold in small affordable sachets across Africa, using a family of animated characters. The company has engaged South African animation studio, Luma to extend the brand with a 45-sec TVC.

16 Aug 2013 10:40

Telecom Journalists Awards slated for October

Integriti PR, a West African avant-garde communications company in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and partners within the telecommunications sector in Ghana has announced the establishment of a yearly award scheme for journalists operating within the telecom industry christened, Telecom Journalists Awards.

15 Jul 2013 13:08

African youths and ICT: opportunities abound

In a tiny sweltering tin-roofed shack inside one of Mogadishu's bullet-riddled neighbourhoods, two brothers, Ali Hassan and Mustafa Yare, sit hunched over one of eight humming desktop computers. Together they show Nasteexo Cadey, a young veiled student at Mogadishu University, how to set up her Facebook account, browse YouTube videos and check her e-mail.

By Jonathan Kalan 28 Jun 2013 10:21

Airtel wins at Ghana Telecoms Awards
Airtel wins at Ghana Telecoms Awards

Airtel Ghana has been recognised with two awards for its Customer Care and Mobile Broadband Services respectively. The awards, Best Customer Care and Best Mobile Broadband Service of the Year were handed to Airtel at the 3rd Ghana Telecoms Awards 2013 organised by Mobile World magazine at a ceremony in Accra, Ghana.

3 Jun 2013 12:20

Africa's entrepreneurial explosion: a space ripe for the taking

"Africa's current environment is ripe for gaming to take off," says Michael Szymanski, the director of Business Development for the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), an incubator that manages the MEST seed fund in Accra.

By Michelle Atagana 24 May 2013 11:32

Seeing beyond the stereotypes

More than half of Africa's one billion population has a mobile phone - and not just for talking. The power of telephony is forging a new enterprise culture, from banking to agriculture to healthcare. Africa has experienced an incredible boom in mobile phone use.

By Richard Firth 18 Mar 2013 11:14

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 10:33

Dr KF Lai
A mobile Africa: innovation is key

2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013.

By Dr KF Lai 21 Feb 2013 11:07

E-Talk goes beyond entertainment talk show

E-Talk, an entertainment talk show on GhONE entertainment television station has stepped up its game and introduced new segments which are set to make E-talk show the very best entertainment programme on television.

15 Feb 2013 12:37

Afropean advertising agency opens in Ghana
Afropean advertising agency opens in Ghana

An advertising agency, run by entrepreneur and advertiser Emanuele Nenna, has announced the opening of Now Available Africa in Ghana. This new model of advertising agency is specially designed for the African market as the first step towards the creation of a pan-African network of agencies with an international outlook and strong local roots.

13 Feb 2013 10:17

Marcela Ospina
Mobile and digital trends in 5 African countries: a cultural interpretation

This piece addresses the intersections between technology and culture that I identified while doing fieldwork. Therefore, this is not the result of strict data analysis, but rather the outcome of an immersion in each of these cultures.

By Marcela Ospina 7 Feb 2013 12:15

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012 10:12

Adesina appointed editor-in-chief of The Guardian

Indications emerged Tuesday [6 October 2012] that the management of The Guardian Newspapers may have effected some changes in the senior editorial positions of the media organisation with the elevation of Debo Adesina to editor-in-chief of the newspaper. The newspaper also confirmed Martins Oloja the editor of The Guardian.

7 Nov 2012 14:37

MTN to deliver Windows devices to African markets
MTN to deliver Windows devices to African markets

MTN will be a key operator in Africa to deliver Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices to its customers in South Africa in November, with Ghana and Nigeria following in December.

29 Oct 2012 15:55

African peace journalists receive awards

Three journalists from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana were, on Wednesday, 17 October 2012, recognised for their high quality programs that contribute to peace in Africa. The competition was organised by Search for Common Ground's Radio for Peacebuilding Africa Project (RPBA).

By Caesar Abangirah 19 Oct 2012 10:56

Journalists urged to collaborate with health workers

The rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), David Newton has entreated health reporters to establish a cordial relationship with health workers, as a means of gathering accurate information for their reports.

By Maame Agyeiwaa Agyei 4 Oct 2012 14:01

Alcatel-Lucent extends e-government services to rural regions
Alcatel-Lucent extends e-government services to rural regions

Alcatel-Lucent and the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), the information and communications technology (ICT) policy arm of Ghana's Ministry of Communications, are expected to expand communication links between central and regional administration offices in support of 'e-Ghana', a national initiative to develop local IT services and improve the transparency and efficiency of government functions.

1 Oct 2012 10:31

What trends will take African tech to the next level?

Three years ago I decided to bring a major tech conference to Africa - Tech4Africa. The incredible personal journey that I have been on since the conference's inception has tested my resolve to the limits as there have been many obstacles to overcome and it would have been so easy to have compromised my ideals or given up altogether.

By Gareth Knight 25 Sep 2012 12:14

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