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Episode 182: Augmented reality, Virtual reality & Pokemon Go. Native VML and Y&R SA Partnership

Date: 21 Jul 2016
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African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established
African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established

The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the rapid development of the African audiovisual and cinema industry...

23 Jun 2016

Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards
Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards

Kenya's Business Daily journalist, Allan Odhiambo, wins at Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism...

10 Jun 2016

License-free Chinese content for African broadcasters
License-free Chinese content for African broadcasters

BON Cloud debuts license-free content for African broadcasters seeking China-related stories...

31 May 2016

Local content production support - critical as Zimbabwe gears up for digitisation
Local content production support - critical as Zimbabwe gears up for digitisation

Currently Zimbabwe is gearing itself up for two significant developments in the broadcasting industry - the announcement of the successful local commercial licence applicants and digital migration...

By Koliwe Nyoni Majama 18 May 2015

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

Zimbabwe: Supa's new Masvingo radio station on air in August
Zimbabwe: Supa's new Masvingo radio station on air in August

Hevoi FM which was given a broadcasting license last month will hit the Masvingo airwaves at the beginning of August this year, a company official has revealed...

8 Apr 2015

The images we were allowed to see... Zuma speaking before an orderly house. (Image: GCIS)
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015

SADC Media Awards entries now open
SADC Media Awards entries now open

Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015

Amakhosi applies for radio licence
Amakhosi applies for radio licence

Amakhosi Cultural Centre is in the process of applying for the Bulawayo commercial metro radio station licence. If licensed, the station - called Esabantu - will be launched on 1 June 2014.

17 Dec 2013

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

SA launches radio to broadcast foreign policy
SA launches radio to broadcast foreign policy

South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.

18 Oct 2013

Opening of airwaves remains elusive
Opening of airwaves remains elusive

In October 2007, ZANU-PF Politburo members Sikhanyiso Ndlovu and Jonathan Moyo sat in the same committee room at Parliament where backbenchers challenged the State's monopoly on the airwaves.

By Clemence Manyukwe 11 Oct 2013

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

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

ZBC employees appeal to Mugabe over salaries

Disgruntled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) employees, who have not been paid for the past three months, have appealed to president Robert Mugabe to intervene to address their plight.

3 Jun 2013

Police ban radios

Police in Zimbabwe have announced a ban on the possession of shortwave radio receivers, saying they are being used to communicate hate speech ahead of next month's constitutional referendum and elections set to be held in July.

27 Feb 2013

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

Accurate marketing data imminent
Accurate marketing data imminent

Up-to-date data on what Zimbabweans read, watch, listen to and buy will be released next month. The fourth quarter Zimbabwe All Media and Products Survey (ZAMPS) research was completed last year and the data is now being analyzed and tabulated ready for release.

23 Jan 2013

ZBC crisis deepens

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has asked journalists and other workers at the stable to go door-to-door collecting licence fees. The move is seen as a desperate measure by the state broadcaster to raise revenue.

3 Dec 2012

Star FM scoops award

The country's first commercial radio station, Star FM, clinched first runner-up position for the Outstanding Marketing Entry of the Year at the 4th Annual Marketers Association Zimbabwe Convention held in Victoria Falls. The award is courtesy of the annual MAZ Outstanding Marketing Efforts Awards that seek to recognise and reward the most outstanding efforts and campaigns in Zimbabwe.

1 Nov 2012

ZBC feels the heat of competition

State run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has reduced its advertising rates by 40%, in an apparent indication which confirms that the national broadcaster is feeling the heat of competition and struggling to attract advertisers.

By Justin Tamisai Makombe 30 Oct 2012

15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa
15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.

7 Aug 2012

Kasunda elected as MISA regional chair
Kasunda elected as MISA regional chair

Anthony Kasunda, the chairperson of the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has been elected chairperson of the MISA Regional Governing Council (RGC) at the 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 29 July 2012, at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 31 Jul 2012

Tatenda Chiweshe
Outdoor media in Zimbabwe - The First Frontier!

At the risk of over-simplifying the science (and art) that culminates in media placement, one of the guiding principles is positioning around relevant content that is consumed by a predetermined volume of the target market.

By Tatenda Chiweshe 9 Jul 2012

New pro-Mugabe radio station in Zimbabwe

A new Zimbabwe radio station aligned to long-ruling president Robert Mugabe ZANU-PF party began broadcasting on Monday, 25 June 2012.

26 Jun 2012

Zimpapers Talk Radio begins trial run

Zimpapers' Talk Radio station has started conducting a trial run by playing pre-recorded music and promos on its FM band.

7 Jun 2012

Walter Wafula
Reuters makes final call for KSM Awards, announces seminar

Thomson Reuters, the global news and information company has made the final call for entries to the 2012 Kurt Schork Memorial (KSM) Awards which will take place in London in November, and made the announcement of a seminar on reporting on terrorism and global security.

By Walter Wafula 3 May 2012

Can you hear your brand?
Can you hear your brand?

Audio Branding comes to Africa... Audio branding, also known as sound branding or sonic branding, is the use of sound to reinforce brand identity. Sound branding is increasingly becoming a vehicle for conveying a memorable message to consumers by taking advantage of the powerful memory sense of sound.

By Lars Deutsch 16 Apr 2012

Zimpapers to launch radio station within five months

VUMBA: The Zimpapers board chairman has congratulated the company's management for successfully bidding for a radio licence as it moves to expand its national and regional market share both in the print and electronic media.

13 Jan 2012

MISA concerns over granting of radio licenses

The independent Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe has said the process to award commercial licenses to two new radio stations recently was not open and fair.

By Tichaona Sibanda 30 Nov 2011

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