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

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

Media accreditation open for Design Indaba
Media accreditation open for Design Indaba

Media interested in applying for accreditation for the 2012 Design Indaba Conference (29 February - 2 March) are advised to familiarise themselves with the guidelines on the website, before applying. The organisers state that, due to the high demand for tickets to the conference, there are only 20...

23 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

Vodadome hosts 2010 Africa Photographic Awards ceremony
Vodadome hosts 2010 Africa Photographic Awards ceremony

The inaugural Africa Photographic Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, 12 August 2010, at the Vodadome (Vodaworld) in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Official proceedings will commence at 7pm and will include a cocktail dinner with a cash bar and live entertainment. For more...

15 Jul 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

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

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

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

Zingisa Mkhuma appointed Pretoria News acting editor

Zingisa Mkhuma, The Star’s executive editor, has been appointed Pretoria News acting editor, taking over from Alide Dasnois who is moving on to become deputy editor of The Cape Times. Mkhuma is a seasoned journalist with almost 20 years of experience in newspaper and magazine editing. “Zingisa’s...

9 Mar 2007

Rumours of new daily paper

The Mail & Guardian Online reports that The Sunday Times is rumoured to be working on a new daily title and according to media insiders, “the project is well under way, with a launch possible as early as Easter”. For more, click here....

5 Mar 2007

Local newspaper industry growing

“Contrary to global trends in the paper industry,” writes Anton Harber, Caxton professor of journalism and media studies at Wits University, in his blog, “our local industry is dynamic, growing and unexpectedly exciting.” In particular, he refers to the launch of a new Afrikaans Sunday paper, Sonday...

6 Feb 2007

Record-breaking year for newspaper fund

The Herald's Christmas Cheer Fund collected R740 000 in 2006, the first time it has risen above R700 000 and exceeding the recording-breaking 2005 collection of R634 142 by 16.2%. Close on 200 charity and other community care organisations will benefit from the Eastern Cape's generosity.

19 Jan 2007

Co-operation between newspapers and blogs?

According to Eric Newman, VP and GM of Pluck, the parent company of blog content syndicator Blogburst, the value of citizen blogging in traditional journalism "resides in their 'ability to bring new content to newspaper websites'", writes Editors Weblog. For more, click here....

7 Dec 2006

Business Day takes to the green

Business Day released its first issue of The Golfer on Thursday, 30 November 2006, focusing on the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City, the economics of golf courses, Pearl Valley and the Garden Route. The Golfer is a monthly publication that will appear on the last Thursday of each month in...

30 Nov 2006

New York Times to include citizen journalism

Although the New York Times is now planning to include citizen journalism within its editorial, reports Editors Weblog, "any submissions from readers would be edited" in order to maintain its high standards. For more, click here....

20 Nov 2006

Freesheet is 'world's largest global newspaper'

The Guinness Book of World Records recently declared that Metro is both the world's largest and fastest growing newspaper, writes Editors Weblog: "Seventy editions of the free daily are published in 100 major cities, in 21 countries, and 19 languages, across Europe, North America and Asia." For...

17 Nov 2006

Planned reforms for Daily Telegraph create trouble

Staff at Britain's The Daily Telegraph have been challenged by the modernisation of its newsroom by its new youthful editor, reports Editors Weblog. Will Lewis won his first battle recently when employees decided to postpone a strike. For more, click here....

17 Nov 2006

Back to school for the third year in a row
Back to school for the third year in a row

click to enlargeSpar has joined forces with youth publication Free 4 All for its Back to School campaign for the third year running. Free 4 All is delivered monthly direct to over 800 schools - a copy for every pupil. To keep up the momentum during the summer holidays, a special Back to School...

10 Nov 2006

Next generation willing to pay

According to Editors Weblog, a paid-for six-month old Dutch morning newspaper catering for young and smart adults has been proving a success, thanks to its creative and non-convention editorial approach. For more, click here....

25 Oct 2006

PostNet to print and deliver foreign papers

Business Day reports that a distribution and printing partnership between Canadian-based NewspaperDirect and local delivery company PostNet will result in the ability to download and print newspapers from NewspaperDirect's press service website, for delivery to customers. For more, click here....

24 Oct 2006

Beeld's readership on the increase

Daily Afrikaans newspaper Beeld is reporting a 2.8% increase in circulation, with average daily sales between April and June 2006 growing by 2 846 issues to an ABC-audited figure of 105 114. On average, it sold 7 166 more newspapers on Saturdays than it did over the same period last year.

17 Aug 2006

Afrikaans daily undergoes revamp
Afrikaans daily undergoes revamp

click to enlargeThe new look of Free State daily newspaper Volksblad is but one of the changes that the publication has launched as part of its centenary renewal strategy. Content will also be adapted to bring it in-line with industry trends and the needs of today's readers. The newspaper reports...

4 Aug 2006

Deadline for Ifra XMA Cross Media Awards nears

The Italians may be number one on the pitch but this has not been decided yet for the newspaper industry. Until the end of July, newspaper publishers from all over the world can apply for the Ifra XMA Cross Media Awards 2006, which honours the most innovative and creative special projects organised...

18 Jul 2006

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