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Guinea media leader arrested

The African Editors Forum (TAEF) strongly condemns the arrest of one of the leading lights of African media, Souleymane Diallo of Guinea Conakry...

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PAMRO student bursaries announced

PAMRO provides two bursaries for two Mauritian students ahead of annual conference...

1 day ago

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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC states

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

3 days ago

Media trip to AHIF event sponsored by APO
Media trip to AHIF event sponsored by APO

APO Group will grant an African journalist an all-expenses-paid trip to AHIF conference...

3 days ago

Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa.
#Loeries2019: Tackling unconscious bias, raising jurors' cultural awareness

The Loeries is only the second international award show after the D&AD awards to introduce "unconscious bias" workshops for its judges. Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa, explains how the workshops work to sensitise judging panels and help them recognise their own inherent prejudices, while removing these from their judging decisions...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Aug 2019

A Cameroonian elite Rapid Intervention Battalion member walks along an empty street in the city of Buea in Cameroon's Anglophone southwest region on October 4, 2018. Cameroon’s military detained pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi on August 2, 2019, in Buea. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Zohra Bensemra.
Cameroon's military detains pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi

Cameroonian authorities should immediately release without charge, pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi, the Committee to Protect Journalists has demanded...

15 Aug 2019

A man looks at newspaper front pages in Dakar, on February 25, 2019, one day after Senegal's presidential elections. Senegalese authorities arrested critical journalist Adama Gaye on July 29. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Seyllou.
Senegalese authorities arrest critical journalist Adama Gaye

Authorities in Senegal should immediately release and drop all charges against journalist Adama Gaye, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

14 Aug 2019

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African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalists

WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards...

13 Aug 2019

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New media is misrepresenting women in Africa: what feminists can do

So-called 'new media' emphasises gender norms and portrays women as sex objects, morally deficient, and vulnerable...

By Sharon Adetutu Omotoso 8 Aug 2019

Freelance journalist Erick Kabendera, who is detained in Tanzania. Credit: CPJ/Jamii Forums.
Tanzania switches track, charges Kabendera with economic crimes

Prosecutors in Tanzania today charged freelance journalist Erick Kabendera with money laundering, tax evasion, and assisting an organized crime racket...

7 Aug 2019

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Kantar's Eric Salama discusses the way forward under new owner Bain Capital

Kantar CEO Eric Salama presented an update on the new ownership structure and the opportunities under, Bain Capital during a press call held on Thursday...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Aug 2019

Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed Mkhaitir.
Mauritanian blogger freed after being held for nearly six years

A Mauritian blogger who had been held for more than five and a half years and who was originally sentenced to death for apostasy, has been released...

5 Aug 2019

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AGOA info session for media

U.S. Embassy Abidjan holds African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) information session for journalists ahead of the 2019 AGOA Forum...

31 Jul 2019

Africa is a great repository for untapped and untold stories
Africa is a great repository for untapped and untold stories

A diverse and culturally rich African continent is a bedrock for storytelling...

By Yolisa Phahle 30 Jul 2019

A local market in Dar es Salaam, pictured in May. A group of armed men forcefully took an investigative journalist, Erick Kabendera, from his home outside the city on July 29. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Said Khalfan.
Journalist Erick Kabendera abducted in Tanzania

The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned for the safety of investigative reporter Erick Kabendera, who was forcefully removed from his home...

30 Jul 2019

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Is it premium versus programmatic or premium and programmatic?

The media landscape is changing rapidly and the way that media agencies are planning and buying digital media is ever-evolving...

By Mark Botha 29 Jul 2019

Members of the National Youth Service Corp carry the body of their colleague, the reporter Precious Owolabi, in Abuja on July 23. Owolabi was shot while covering protests in the Nigeria capital. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Kola Sulaimon.
Channels TV reporter dies from injuries after shooting at Nigeria protest

Nigerian authorities should immediately investigate the death of Precious Owolabi, a reporter for the privately-owned Channels TV, who was shot during a protest...

29 Jul 2019

Naomi Campbell poses with female basketball players this week at the Hoop Forum organised by the SEED project in Senegal.
Forbes hosts businesswomen in Rwanda

Forbes Woman Africa announces First Regional Forum in Rwanda for businesswomen...

26 Jul 2019

Yash Deb, managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya and this year's Loeries integrated campaign, film & radio, and radio craft juror.
#Loeries2019: "Strength of a creative campaign lies in how rapidly others can build on it" - Yash Deb

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Integrated campaign, Film & Radio, and Radio Craft juror Yash Deb, also managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

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Wan-Ifra explores how news media is adapting business models to promote press freedom

Wan-Ifra has released a new report that looks into how news media companies are adapting their business models to ensure press freedom...

22 Jul 2019

Canal+ acquisition of ROK boosts local content production
Canal+ acquisition of ROK boosts local content production

African film studio and international TV network, ROK, has been acquired by leading French audiovisual group, CANAL+...

19 Jul 2019

Sports as a business and a brand in Africa
Sports as a business and a brand in Africa

Fans are choosing not to watch live football events, and instead are opting in increasing numbers for the 'intimacy' of their crystal clear digital flat TV screens, or not all, as recent attendances at AFCON showed...

By Dr Victor Oladokun 17 Jul 2019

Maxence Melo Mubyazi from Tanzania's Jamii media.
Tanzanian among annual press freedom awards honourees

CPJ's annual International Press Freedom Awards and benefit dinner will honour courageous journalists from around the world...

17 Jul 2019

AFCON sports journalists honoured
AFCON sports journalists honoured

International Sports Press Association (AIPS) honours veteran Africa Cup of Nations journalists in Egypt...

15 Jul 2019

Sipromad takes over Pan-African channel Africanews
Sipromad takes over Pan-African channel Africanews

The Pan-African channel Africanews, owned by Euronews NBC, has been bought by Malagasy Group Sipromad for approximately 20 million US Dollars...

15 Jul 2019

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Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny

An enormous and increasing portion of the foreign development aid coming into Africa annually is for media development...

12 Jul 2019

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Fake news and the role of the ordinary citizen

Fake news is eroding trust in the media in Africa, fuelling hate speech and leading to violence in extreme instances...

12 Jul 2019

Sudanese protesters are seen with their smartphones in Khartoum on April 21, 2019. CPJ has called on South African telecommunications company MTN Group to end its role in Sudan’s internet shutdowns. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Ozan Kose.
MTN Group urged to end participation in internet shutdowns in Sudan

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 22 other organisations in calling on MTN Group, to end its role in Sudan's internet shutdowns...

By Justin Shilad 12 Jul 2019

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