Ogilvy Africa recently hosted a successful media workshop that saw 25 senior media planners coming together from Angola, Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique, the DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa.
A favourite of celebs - the plush Johannesburg arts, culture and entertainment centre, Kilimanjaro, is wholly South African-owned, with Zimbabwean business tycoon Mutumwa Mawere, having no stake in the company's ownership. So says Chairman of the Kilimanjaro Board of Directors, Shepherd Mahowa.
The Nelson Mandela Institute has published a new study on media laws in four southern African
countries. "SADC Media Law: A Handbook for Media Practitioners" gives an overview of media laws and journalistic practices in Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The International Federation of Journalists today called for a worldwide campaign among journalists' groups to defend the Daily News in Zimbabwe after a weekend in which police closed down the independent daily for a second time and the paper's director was arrested at his home.
The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe has declared unconstitutional certain sections of the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA) that gave the minister of information and publicity the power to licence would-be broadcasters.
Zimbabwe's beleaguered Daily News has been refused its hastily prepared registration as a publisher on Saturday. This follows a court victory allowing it to resume publishing, after police twice raided its offices and confiscated equipment.
The World Association of Newspapers and World Editors Forum have asked the President of Zimbabwe to repeal the country's repressive media laws and to allow the country's only independent daily to begin publishing again following its forced closure last week.
Zimbabwe's only independent daily newspaper, the Daily News, which was shut down on Friday
for operating without being registered with the state's Media and Information Commission (MIC), will be appealing to the Supreme Court this week in a bid to resume publishing.