Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

2013 BFMA conference kicks off today
2013 BFMA conference kicks off today

The 2013 Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference, a creative content and electronic broadcasting event in East Africa that promotes knowledge sharing and networking among high-level electronic media professionals, is kicks off today at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, in...

26 Jun 2013

Reminder to enter CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards
Reminder to enter CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards

A reminder that entries close next Wednesday, 17 April 2013, for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards. Entries and nominations can be found online www.cnn.com/WORLD/africa/africanawards....

9 Apr 2013

Local media hailed for excellent election coverage

IEBC (The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has hailed the local media, security officials and other stakeholders for the role they played in ensuring a successful election. IEBC chairman, Isaak Hassan says he was specifically happy with the way journalists handled the election...

11 Mar 2013

Nominations open for 2013 Kenyan Blog Awards
Nominations open for 2013 Kenyan Blog Awards

The inaugural BAKE (Bloggers Association of Kenya) Blog Awards was a surprise in terms of the immense interest it generated and the level of participation through blog submissions and voting. The awards also served as a discovery conduits for blogs. 300 blogs were submitted and an estimated 10 000...

10 Jan 2013

Media Source Africa undergoes upgrade

Media Source Africa has announced that they will be undergoing an upgrade and that there will be no daily mails until next week, when the new-look web platform is revealed.

9 Oct 2012

Stay up to date with APO on social media
Stay up to date with APO on social media

The African Press Organisation (APO), a press release wire in Africa, and global media relations related to Africa, has joined the social media networking realm through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Scoop.it. Journalists can now "Like" APO on Facebook and "Follow" APO on Twitter, YouTube and...

19 Jun 2012

iNamibia gets big
iNamibia gets big

iNamibia (www.inambia.co.na) has announced that they have become the biggest local website in Namibia. This is according to the web traffic ranking site, Statshow. They have achieved this in a period of 18 months, launching in January 2011....

7 Jun 2012

New fresh look for iafrica.com
New fresh look for iafrica.com

In response to web design improvements and the need to optimise or remove specific content sections to reflect how both readers and advertisers use the site, iafrica.com has completed a design refresh. Along with the reorganising of content and the optimised advertising targeting, visitors will...

1 Nov 2011

AMLF 2010 underway

The 2010 African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) is currently underway in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The theme for the event is 'Funding African media in an age of uncertain business models'. Follow the proceedings using #AMLF on Twitter.

19 Nov 2010

Senegal to host 2011 PAMRO Meeting, All Africa Media Research Conference
Senegal to host 2011 PAMRO Meeting, All Africa Media Research Conference

The 13th PAMRO Meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will take place from 21-24 August 2011 in the Francophone country of Senegal. The cost for the conference will be approximately R3300 excluding air travel and accommodation. For more information, go to www.pamro.org....

16 Nov 2010

Panos London bulletin service closes
Panos London bulletin service closes

Panos London has announced that its weekday news bulletin service will close on 19 November 2010. The decision was made due to a shortage of funds to maintain the service. An online survey will be distributed to subscribers to inform efforts to develop and achieve funding for a new service....

15 Nov 2010

No scholarships for Highway Africa 2010
No scholarships for Highway Africa 2010

Chris Kabwato, conference director of Highway Africa, announced this week that this year's edition of the annual event will not be offering any scholarships to media professionals. He advised that no application letters or letters of inquiry regarding obtaining scholarships should be submitted and...

12 May 2010

Call for African newspaper survey participants
Call for African newspaper survey participants

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), University of Central Lancashire, UK, and Norwegian School of Management are preparing their second annual World Newspaper Future and Change Study, and are calling on African newspaper executives to take a survey about their...

26 Apr 2010

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

8 Apr 2010

Women photojournalists called to enter international competition

Since 2000, the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France, in partnership with the international Visa pour l'Image festival, and with the support of Figaro magazine, have awarded an annual prize for women photojournalists. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the...

12 Mar 2010

2010 Festival of Media Awards deadline extention
2010 Festival of Media Awards deadline extention

The deadline for entries in the 2010 Festival of Media Awards has been extended to 5 February 2010. Organisers announced the extention due to an overwhelming response from the global media and marketing industry and many requests received for more time. The festival takes place in Valencia, Spain,...

22 Jan 2010

Media invited to final draw volunteers training programme

Members of the media are invited to attend tomorrow, Friday 6 November 2009, the opening session of the three-day training session at Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, for the 362 volunteers who will be working at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final Draw, to be held at Cape Town International Convention Centre...

5 Nov 2009

Motherboard.TV documents chalkboard blogger
Motherboard.TV documents chalkboard blogger

click to enlargeMotherboard.TV, an online video network and community, recently travelled to Monrovia, Liberia to produce a five-minute documentary on Alfred Sirleaf, Liberia's blackboard blogger. Starting in 2000, Sirleaf's chalkboard blog has been going strong; readers line up in droves to read...

30 Oct 2009

B2B editors take to twitter with Twitterfest
B2B editors take to twitter with Twitterfest

Today, Wednesday, 21 October 2009, is the second and last day of the first TABPI Twitterfest. Follow what B2B editors from Ireland, South Africa, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India, UAE and elsewhere are discussing, and join the conversation by signing up for a free Twitter account if...

21 Oct 2009

IFRA Expo 2009 info available on multiblog
IFRA Expo 2009 info available on multiblog

click to enlargeHighlights from the recently held IFRA Expo 2009 are available on the WAN-IFRA Magazine multiblog at www.wan-ifra.org/blogs/ifraexpo09. The event was held in Vienna, Austria from 12 - 15 October 2009. The 39th annual exhibition included 284 exhibitors from 27 countries, including...

19 Oct 2009

Connect with Highway Africa, DCI online
Connect with Highway Africa, DCI online

click to enlargeShare ideas, expectations, projects and general feedback for next month's Highway Africa 2009 and the Digital Citizen Indaba (DCI) conferences via www.highwayafrica.com, blog http://highwayafrica.wordpress.com, DCI website and blog www.digitalcitizenindaba.com, Twitter profiles ...

13 Aug 2009

Victoria N'dee Uwadoka, keynote speaker at BarCamp Nigeria

Victoria N'dee Uwadoka will be speaking at the BarCamp being hosted in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, 25 April, 2009. BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences open, participatory workshop events, with content provided by participants. Uwadoka works with Microsoft Nigeria as the...

24 Apr 2009

Justin Hartman to present at BarCamp Nigeria
Justin Hartman to present at BarCamp Nigeria

click to enlargeSouth Africa's Justin Hartman will be speaking at the BarCamp being hosted in Lagos, Nigeria. BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences open, participatory workshop events, with content provided by participants. BarCamps Nigeria will take place on Saturday, 25...

17 Mar 2009

CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards 2009 deadline extention

The CNN MultiChoice African journalist awards competition entry deadline has been extended from 16 February 2009 to 16 March 2009 and the judging will take place in April. All entries should be broadcast or published during January - December 2008. The competition is open to African nationals who...

17 Feb 2009

Fresh look for the MFWA

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) recently launched its redesigned website: http://www.mediafound.org/. The MFWA is a regional independent, non-profit organisation based in Accra, Ghana. It acts as an advocate, promoting media rights and the freedom of expression, while monitoring any...

8 Nov 2007

Podcasters, get on your podium!

Apple, 5FM, Coca-Cola and MINI are running a podcast competition with more than R250 000 in prizes up for grabs. The competition opens for uploads on Monday, 19 March 2007, so get ready to broadcast yourself or vote for your favourite podcast. Go to www.getpodcasting.co.za for more information....

14 Mar 2007

USA Today website goes social

US: The relaunch of www.usatoday.com towards the end of last week is a move towards the news site becoming “a full on social network, integrating user generated content in intelligent and interesting ways,” according to Techcrunch’s Michael Arrington. For more, click here....

5 Mar 2007

Classifieds site revamped for enhanced usability

One of the key features of the newly relaunched Junk Mail site is the ability to upload pictures online for free, which significantly increases the user’s likelihood of selling. Visitors also no longer have to subscribe in order to enter www.junkmail.co.za and non-subscribers are now able to preview...

5 Mar 2007

Second M&G podcast in the pipeline

The Mail & Guardian will soon be launching the Mail & Guardian TechNews podcast, which will consist of a five-minute round-up of local and global technology news, a five-minute feature discussion and a few minutes wrapping up the latest news on the local blogosphere. Podcasters will be Vincent...

1 Mar 2007

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