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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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Open data and new technologies: keys to the media's future

The future of news likely lies with mobile phones, data and drone journalism...

By Stephen Abbott Pugh 16 hours ago

Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality

Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day and the 25-year anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa...

By Pansy Tlakula 17 hours ago

The birth of the Windhoek Declaration

'We had big dreams': a look back at the birth of the Windhoek Declaration...

By Gwen Lister 16 hours ago

Namibia again tops African press freedom charts

Namibia has moved five places on the global press freedom charts, becoming 17th in the world, while clinging onto its top spot in Africa - for the fourth year running...

7 May 2015

Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015

Media may be declared essential service

WINDHOEK: Namibia's media sector will undergo a review to see if it is an essential service, a special committee told a public hearing on Thursday.

27 Feb 2015

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014

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

Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed 6 Feb 2014

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

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

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

African voices on the digital revolution

A new report shows that laptops and mobile phones are now far and away the most popular new learning devices in Africa - while, despite the hype, tablets are still lagging, only being used regularly by 20% of eLearning practitioners.

31 May 2013

Libel claim against The Namibian withdrawn

A Windhoek business owner who was suing The Namibian for N$500 000 for alleged defamation, on 4 March 2013, decided to withdraw his claim against the newspaper.

By Werner Menges 6 Mar 2013

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