Right of access to information hampered by govts - media conference
Right of access to information hampered by govts - media conference

The right of access to information is being hampered in many parts of the world, especially in Africa, by government officials wary of journalists' desire to 'embarrass' them, and the state's 'insincere' reason of hiding behind the issue of national security. This emerged today, Wednesday, 9 March 2011, at the Regulations and Rights media conference at Wits University in Johannesburg. [view twitterfall]

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 9 Mar 2011

ZMC pushes for creation of statutory media complaints body

The Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) has begun the process of setting up a media complaints council to regulate journalists against unethical conduct, but critics charge the law under which such a body is being created will discredit the institution.

By Staff reporter 22 Feb 2011

Research Bureau International wins Zim media survey tender

Research Bureau International has won the tender to conduct the All Media and Products Survey (ZAMPS) over a two-year period from 2011 to 2012 after a unanimous decision by the Zimbabwe Advertising Research Foundation (ZARF) board on Monday, 17 January 2011.

By Dumisani Ndlela 21 Jan 2011

WAN-IFRA raises press freedom concerns in Zim
WAN-IFRA raises press freedom concerns in Zim

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have addressed a letter to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe protesting against the latest series of journalist arrests in Zimbabwe and condemning the increasing climate of intimidation for the country's critical media.

22 Nov 2010

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative
CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010

Zim newspaper readership slumps, TV viewership grows

Newspaper readership slumped across the board during the second quarter (Q2) of the year, largely reflecting a liquidity crunch triggered by the dollarisation of the country's economy last year, according to the 2010 Zimbabwe All Media Products and Services Survey (ZAMPS).

By Dumisani Ndlela 21 Jul 2010

AdReview... SA, SADC media facts 2010
AdReview... SA, SADC media facts 2010

In partnership with OMD, Tony Koenderman's AdReview is designed to provide expert and accurate media information covering South Africa and the SADC. The review covers Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

19 Jul 2010

SADC Media Awards 2010 launched
SADC Media Awards 2010 launched

Collins Chabane, minister in the presidency in charge of performance monitoring and evaluation, and government spokesperson Themba Maseko last night, Thursday, 4 February 2010, made an impassioned plea to South African journalists to participate in the SADC Media Awards competition, saying it promotes regional integration and togetherness through excellent journalism.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 5 Feb 2010

Zim: Internet survives fall in media demand

The internet survived a slump in patronage or visibility that affected all the other media in Zimbabwe from Q4 2007 to Q4 2008, the Zimbabwe All Media Products and Services (ZAMPS) survey has revealed.

By Sam Hungwe 23 Mar 2009

Rugoho-Chin'ono, CNN Multichoice African Journalist 2008
Rugoho-Chin'ono, CNN Multichoice African Journalist 2008

Hopewell Rugoh-Chin'ono, from Zimbabwe, has been awarded the top prize at this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2008 Awards ceremony.

21 Jul 2008

SA newspapers face distribution veto in Zim

The distribution of South African and other international newspapers could be banned or restricted under measures meant to limit their import into Zimbabwe.

By Dumisani Ndlela 16 May 2008

Zim advertising awards go ahead despite lack of new campaigns

Zimbabwe's Advertising Publicity Club is organising its annual competition for the advertising industry, despite a dearth of new campaigns due to an economic crisis that has stunted growth and limited new advertising campaigns in a once vibrant sector.

By Dumisani Ndlela 11 Jan 2008

Cricket Australia tries to corner image market

Cricket Australia (CA), the governing body of one of Australia's favourite sports, is trying to force all photographers and agencies to sign a new contract before they enter the cricket grounds.

13 Dec 2007

African nations agree to $1 billion Indian satellite project

A critical mass of countries are signing on to a plan for India to invest $1 billion in the Pan-African e-Network satellite project, a joint initiative with the Africa Union aimed at developing the region's information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.

30 Nov 2007

Four young Kenyans become mobile reporters

“This is a great opportunity to promote responsive journalism and democracy in Kenya,” says Munene Kilongi. He is standing in a street in Nairobi while he is sending his report on the elections in Kenya from his mobile phone.

22 Nov 2007

Zimbabwe's ad industry forges ahead in turmoil

One thing stands out as the greatest plague facing Zimbabwe's advertising industry, and it is the economic malaise that has dogged the country for eight successive years.

By Dumisani Ndlela 27 Sep 2007

Getaway magazine spearheads animal rescue plan

The animals in Zimbabwe's Hangwe National Park are dying in their thousands as a result of water shortages, but Getaway magazine, together with concerned partners Caltex, Mitsubishi Fuso and Flame Lily Holidays, has initiated a plan to save them.

3 Nov 2005