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Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought (masterclass)
Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought (masterclass)

An interview with Fort CEO Shukri Toefy to find out what one could expect to learn from his masterclass on ‘Building at the speed of thought: the new creative economy', where he'll be sharing insights into trends and the changing value chain of the new creative economy

By Jessica Tennant 13 hours ago

#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials
#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials

Our Africa Achiever this month is co-founder of OMG Digital in Ghana, Jesse Arhin Ghansah

By Louise Marsland 3 days ago

Egypt's Mosawer launches online photography platform
Egypt's Mosawer launches online photography platform

Egyptian startup Mosawer has launched what it claims to be the MENA region's first comprehensive platform allowing photographers and videographers to manage their workflow and gain exposure

By Tom Jackson 11 Aug 2017

Pamro confirms conference speakers
Pamro confirms conference speakers

The Pan African Media Research Organisation (Pamro) has confirmed the speakers for the 18th All Africa Media Research Conference

11 Aug 2017

Journalists detained, harassed, beaten covering Congo protests
Journalists detained, harassed, beaten covering Congo protests

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should cease harassing and detaining journalists and should allow them to cover protests and other events of public interest without interference

7 Aug 2017

Facebook takes action against fake news in Kenya
Facebook takes action against fake news in Kenya

With the recent spate of fake news reports circulating on social media in Kenya, Facebook has rolled out an educational tool to help people spot fake news on the platform

7 Aug 2017

The Gathering 2017 Media Edition.Credit: Ashraf Hendricks, GroundUp.org.za.
How to save SA from state capture and media elitism

Critical questions about South Africa's political future, the economy, media and its sustainability, and how to combat the fake news scourge, were all addressed at the Daily Maverick's The Gathering 2017 series

By Louise Marsland 4 Aug 2017

Luke McKend. Credit: Ashraf Hendricks, GroundUp.org.za
Fake news is ‘weaponised social media'

Fake news is the new battleground for media freedom as social media is “weaponised” for propaganda purposes and fake news

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2017

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Media freedom is a cornerstone of democracy

Anti-media rhetoric is fuelling violence against journalists across South Africa, The Gathering 2017 Media Edition, presented by The Daily Maverick, heard

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2017

Mali YouTube activist hurt in assassination bid
Mali YouTube activist hurt in assassination bid

A Malian activist whose fierce criticism of politicians and religious figures on YouTube has made him a cult figure, survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday, his family told AFP

28 Jul 2017

Moroccan journalist jailed over protests
Moroccan journalist jailed over protests

A Moroccan court on Tuesday sentenced to three months in jail a journalist accused of having "invited" people to take part in banned protests in the restive north, his website said

27 Jul 2017

How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news
How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news

How to manage reputation damage in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand

By Oresti Patricios 25 Jul 2017

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Customer Experience Management Summit returns to Cape Town

The sixth Customer Experience (CX) Management Summit in Africa, taking place mid-August, will explore current and future state of CX to strengthen the industry within the African continent

24 Jul 2017

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Fake news, fake research!

About two weeks ago saw the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, marking the mass acceptance of the smartphone. In truth, the technology had already been developed five years earlier. That technology, together with the global roll out of the internet a scant five years previously, have transformed society forever

By mike broom 21 Jul 2017

NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat
NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat

NEW YORK - NBC News launched a news show Wednesday on Snapchat, a first-of-its- kind broadcast aimed at wooing a younger audience

21 Jul 2017

Akon, whose real name is Aliaune Badara Thiam, announced in Dakar he would become the majority shareholder in the service, describing Musik Bi as 'the platform of the future' | ©
Rapper Akon to buy 50% of African music download service

DAKAR - Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50% of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago

17 Jul 2017

Dentsu Aegis Network signs affiliation agreement with Mojo New Media Limited
Dentsu Aegis Network signs affiliation agreement with Mojo New Media Limited

LUSAKA, Zambia - Dentsu Aegis Network has strengthened its footprint in Africa with the signing of Mojo New Media Limited (Mojo), a leading advertising agency in Zambia, as its affiliate creative agency in the market

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 17 Jul 2017

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CBS, BBC announce global newsgathering tie-up

WASHINGTON - CBS News and the BBC on Thursday announced a new editorial and newsgathering partnership that aims to boost their global strength against rivals such as CNN

14 Jul 2017

Journalists inside the G20 media centre in Hamburg.
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German media groups furious after 32 reporters barred from G20

BERLIN - German media groups protested Wednesday after government authorities at last week's G20 summit suddenly withdrew the accreditations of 32 journalists on unspecified security grounds

13 Jul 2017

Media watchdog urges Algeria to free journalist
Media watchdog urges Algeria to free journalist

ALGIERS - Press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday urged Algerian authorities to release a freelance journalist and fixer who was arrested and accused of spying

13 Jul 2017

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US newspaper group assails Google-Facebook online 'duopoly'

WASHINGTON - The US newspaper industry on Monday warned of a "duopoly" in online news by Google and Facebook, and called for legislation that would relax antitrust rules allowing collective negotiations with the internet giants

11 Jul 2017

Afex calls for end to crimes against journalists
Afex calls for end to crimes against journalists

Network of African free expression groups calls for end to impunity for crimes against journalists

10 Jul 2017

Insight magazine relaunches
Insight magazine relaunches

Sierra Leone's Insight magazine, with the payoff line ‘The only magazine for those who do business in Sierra Leone', is relaunching with a new look this month

5 Jul 2017

African magazines win at international awards
African magazines win at international awards

African publications featured among the winners of the 400 global publications which entered the 2017 Tabbie awards for business magazine excellence

4 Jul 2017

Enter African Digital Media Awards
Enter African Digital Media Awards

Registration for the WAN-IFRA African Digital Media Awards closes on 31 July 2017

3 Jul 2017

OMG Digital Founders: Dominic Mensah, Prince Boakye Boampong and Jesse Arhin Ghansah.
Reaching Africa's millennials through targeted digital media

OMG Digital, a digital new media company focused on African millennials, have secured $1.1m seed funding from international investors

27 Jun 2017

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Information overload fuels 'fake news': study

PARIS - "Fake news" has become a troubling phenomenon, allegedly used to manipulate voters and fuel a rise in global populism. In one case, it inspired a man to shoot up a Washington pizzeria

27 Jun 2017

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Sunday Times Literary Awards 2017 winners announced

This year's winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards, in association with Porcupine Ridge, were announced on Saturday night, 24 June at Tiso Blackstar Group's (formerly Times Media) new office venue at Hill on Empire in Parktown, Johannesburg.

26 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan
#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan

The Afropolitan recently celebrated its 50th edition with a gala evening where publisher Sean Press announced philosopher, Kaya FM radio host and writer Kojo Baffoe the new editor of the magazine.

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jun 2017

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