Vicki Myburgh, entertainment and media leader for PwC SA and
#PwCOutlook: Africa's entertainment, media industry experiencing Convergence 3.0

According to PwC's 'Entertainment and media outlook: 2018 - 2022: An African perspective', Africa's entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence...

3 days ago

Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa
Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa

APO Group launches enhanced press release monitoring service for Africa and the Middle East...

10 Sep 2018

Investigative journalism is evolving as newsrooms continue to shrink
Investigative journalism is evolving as newsrooms continue to shrink

Investigative journalism is under threat as newsrooms continue to shrink, with technology disrupting media and collapsing its funding model...

6 Sep 2018

Toussaint Alain, African Daily Voice CEO.
New pan-African news agency launched

African Daily Voice (ADV) will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news...

14 Aug 2018

Co-founders Sitati Kituyi (left) and Dicky Hokie Junior.
Kenyan entrepreneurs create African-focused stock photo platform

Kenya-based AfricanStockPhoto is a stock photography marketplace. Sitati Kituyi co-founder and CTO, talks about his entrepreneurial journey...

2 Aug 2018

How to deal with the troll armies
How to deal with the troll armies

Reporters Without Borders has recommended that media organisations and journalists around the world strengthen training in digital security in the face of increasing cyberviolence...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jul 2018

#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism
#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism

Africa's gift to the world - World Press Freedom Day every 3 May - keeps giving. Today, this freedom is possibly more relevant than ever...

By Guy Berger 3 May 2018

Embrace digital but ignore traditional media at your peril
Embrace digital but ignore traditional media at your peril

Thabiso Dlamini explores several reasons why marketers need to focus on developing their relationship with traditional media now more than ever...

By Thabiso Dlamini 1 Feb 2018

Image © Troy Enkvist
Positive reaction to Mail & Guardian acquisition by MDIF

NEWSWATCH: The Mail & Guardian reports that it has been acquired by the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). Former publisher Trevor Ncube has also left the company...

12 Dec 2017

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

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

Image by 123RF
Is print media dead?

It is no longer business as usual, but there is a future for print in Africa, yet...

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 26 May 2016

Zimbabwean newspaper shuts down
Zimbabwean newspaper shuts down

The Zimbabwean newspaper has shut down as donor fatigue takes its toll on most of the regime change projects in the country, including political parties...

2 Nov 2015

Zimpapers reshuffles Bulawayo editors
Zimpapers reshuffles Bulawayo editors

Zimpapers has made editorial changes at its Bulawayo branch, appointing Limukani Ncube editor of Sunday News with immediate effect...

7 Sep 2015

Editor of Zim state-owned newspaper fired - reports
Editor of Zim state-owned newspaper fired - reports

HARARE: Zimbabwe's state-controlled media group, Zimpapers, has reportedly fired the editor of the weekly Sunday Mail newspaper, Edmund Kudzayi...

2 Sep 2015

Zimpapers makes senior appointments
Zimpapers makes senior appointments

Zimpapers has announced four senior appointments to fill vacant positions at its head office and the newspaper and radio divisions...

4 Aug 2015

New bosses for Zimpapers
New bosses for Zimpapers

Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited has appointed Delma Lupepe and Pikirayi Deketeke as chairman and chief executive office of the media, printing and packaging group respectively...

19 May 2015

Zimbabwe: 'Social media a threat to newspapers'
Zimbabwe: 'Social media a threat to newspapers'

The social media has become a major threat to the viability of the newspaper industry and the existence of journalism as a profession, a Government official has said...

By Abigail Mawonde 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: Sports weekly shuts down
Zimbabwe: Sports weekly shuts down

Gemazo Blitz, a weekly sports and lifestyle newspaper, has shut down after failing to survive in the competitive media industry...

By Nyemudzai Kakore 1 Apr 2015

Zimbabwe: NewsDay editor steps down
Zimbabwe: NewsDay editor steps down

NewsDay editor Nevanji Madanhire has stepped down after serving the Alpha Media Holdings publication for five years...

By Tendai Rupapa 25 Mar 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

Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries
Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries

A newspaper owned by a cabinet minister, Obert Mpofu, is on the verge of collapse amid reports it has been failing to pay workers on time for months...

23 Oct 2014

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014

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

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

Zimbabweans debate future dreams on social media
Zimbabweans debate future dreams on social media

The Zimbabwean newspaper launched its #MyZim campaign last month and Zimbabweans have been responding in their thousands to it. The campaign is aimed at getting Zimbabweans everywhere to contribute to a debate about their common future - rather than looking back to the past with recrimination and regret.

16 Jul 2013

New community newspaper launches in Harare
New community newspaper launches in Harare

A new newspaper was launched in Harare on Thursday, 4 July 2103, Harare News. It's a free community newspaper that will publish a run of 10,000 copies once a month and will be available online on a daily basis and via Facebook.

By Gerry Jackson 5 Jul 2013

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