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Danette Breitenbach
'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013 08:48

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 06:33

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 05:42

Walter Wafula
Pay TV subscribers get rewarded

Pay TV customers in Uganda have received rewards from their services providers ahead of the December festive season.

By Walter Wafula 22 Nov 2012 15:43

Media houses fail to popularise national anthem
Media houses fail to popularise national anthem

Media owners and managers in Uganda have been asked to popularise the national anthem on a daily basis, as part of preparations to mark Uganda's golden jubilee independence anniversary on Tuesday, 9 October 2012.

By Walter Wafula 8 Oct 2012 10:02

MultiChoice Uganda's channels on the move
MultiChoice Uganda's channels on the move

MultiChoice viewers of NTV Uganda can now access it on DStv Channel 283 instead of 141, following an automatic migration on the pay TV platform which occurred on Monday, 1 October 2012.

By Walter Wafula 2 Oct 2012 12:11

[Executive Check] Inspire Africa magazine's plans for Africa
[Executive Check] Inspire Africa magazine's plans for Africa

Gerald Muhangi, head of publications and editor in chief Inspire Africa magazine speaks about the future of the magazine, entrepreneurship in Africa and the magazine environment.

By Walter Wafula 20 Sep 2012 15:05

Editors get opportunity to better understand oil, gas industries
Editors get opportunity to better understand oil, gas industries

Print, broadcast and online media editors have an opportunity to improve their understanding of critical issues in Uganda's oil and gas industry following the announcement of a new programme by the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME).

By Walter Wafula 12 Sep 2012 10:55

[PAMRO 2012] Day 1: Ways of measuring media audiences
[PAMRO 2012] Day 1: Ways of measuring media audiences

The 14th Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) and All Africa Media Research Conference is currently going on in Uganda's capital, Kampala. The opening day of conference involved engaging discussions on ways of measuring media audiences.

By Carole Kimutai 28 Aug 2012 10:18

[Executive Check] GOtv eyes expansion in Africa as it marks one year of business
[Executive Check] GOtv eyes expansion in Africa as it marks one year of business

GOtv, a low cost pay television service owned and operated by MultiChoice Africa celebrates its first year in business in four markets. Patricia Kiconco, the country manager GOtv Uganda speaks about the performance of the brand and its future plans for Africa.

By Walter Wafula 15 Aug 2012 15:49

Walter Wafula
EAC media firms rallied to invest in new markets

Proprietors of media companies in East Africa have been urged to invest in all the five East African partner states to benefit from the region's economic and political integration.

By Walter Wafula 14 Aug 2012 11:55

[Executive Check] Photojournalism remains a costly affair in Uganda - FCAU
[Executive Check] Photojournalism remains a costly affair in Uganda - FCAU

The Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda (FCAU) in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Victoria University, Tangerine, and def.i.ni.tion, unveiled the inaugural Uganda Press Photo Award last week to promote photojournalism in Uganda. Malcolm Webb, chair of FCAU and correspondent for Al Jazeera English in East Africa, speaks about the awards and photojournalism in Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 30 Jul 2012 10:11

FCAU unveils Uganda Press Photo Award
FCAU unveils Uganda Press Photo Award

The Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda (FCAU) has unveiled the inaugural Uganda Press Photo Award 2012, to promote photojournalism in Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 27 Jul 2012 15:16

[Executive Check] Mobile pay-TV takes shape in Uganda
[Executive Check] Mobile pay-TV takes shape in Uganda

The mobile phone is changing lifestyles and the business landscape in Africa. Many companies are innovating around the technology to thrive and remain relevant to their customers. Simon Arineitwe, country sales manager at StarTimes Uganda, speaks about the benefits of mobile TV and the firm's plans for the country.

By Walter Wafula 18 Jul 2012 11:40

Walter Wafula
Uganda scraps import duty on TV decoders

The cost of acquiring television decoders in Uganda is set to reduce following government's decision to scrap import duty from the electronic devices. The decision was announced on Thursday, 14 June 2012, by Uganda's minister of finance, Maria Kiwanuka as she read the 2012/13 national budget in Kampala.

By Walter Wafula 18 Jun 2012 10:50

Walter Wafula
UJU condemns killing of Ugandan TV journo

The Uganda Journalists Union (UJU) has condemned the shooting to death of television journalist, Amon Thembo Wa' Mupaghasya, by unknown gunmen in the Kasese district, western Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 16 May 2012 10:33

UHRC calls for self-regulation of the media
UHRC calls for self-regulation of the media

In the face of imminent stringent government measures aimed to control the media and journalists in Uganda, human rights activists are calling for a stronger self-regulation mechanism to promote responsible journalism in the country.

By Walter Wafula 2 May 2012 12:46

Walter Wafula
Minister calls for professionalism in reporting

Ugandan journalists and media houses have been urged to be more professional in reporting about current affairs in the country to avoid slander and misrepresentation of facts.

By Walter Wafula 13 Mar 2012 15:51

Walter Wafula
MTN tops advertising spend in Uganda

MTN, Uganda's largest mobile operator, maintained its lead as top advertiser in the country in 2011, according to a new media report by Ipsos-Synovate.

By Walter Wafula 22 Feb 2012 13:43

Walter Wafula
Uganda's wildlife set for the screen

Uganda Wild At Heart , a television show which comes to screens in February 2011, is set to promote tourism and wildlife conservation in Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 18 Jan 2012 13:32

Walter Wafula
Inspire Africa TV show premiers in Uganda

Season 1 of Project Inspire Africa, a reality TV show aimed at transforming Africa by discovering and empowering the continent's budding entrepreneurs premiered in Kampala on Wednesday, 4 January 2011.

By Walter Wafula 6 Jan 2012 12:42

Walter Wafula
UK firm to boost climate change coverage in EA

WRENmedia, a United Kingdom-based a specialist communications company is set to sharpen reporting skills of journalists covering climate change issues in Eastern Africa, according to Susanna Thorp, director of the firm.

By Walter Wafula 3 Jan 2012 09:07

YouTube pursues Ugandans with local edition
YouTube pursues Ugandans with local edition

YouTube, the popular online video transmitter has rolled out a local domain name for Uganda to enhance and ease access to relevant film content in the East African nation.

By Walter Wafula 5 Dec 2011 09:23

Walter Wafula
EAC ministers push for fast digital broadcasting migration

Ministers responsible for communication in the five East African Community (EAC) partner states have called for the swift creation of policies that will enable the region to migrate to digital broadcasting from analogue on schedule.

By Walter Wafula 21 Nov 2011 12:40

Kenya's Zuku TV targets 100 000 Ugandan viewers
Kenya's Zuku TV targets 100 000 Ugandan viewers

Zuku TV, a consumer brand of the Wananchi Group has an ambitious plan to register 100 000 subscribers in Uganda in the next two years.

By Carole Kimutai 30 Sep 2011 12:09

Kenya gets GOtv on DVB-T2 technology

The new pay TV provider, GOtv, which recently launched in Uganda, officially launched the digital terrestrial television service in Kenya last week and went live on 14 September 2011. The new pay service is aimed at giving Kenyan TV lovers access to news, children's programming, documentaries, series and movies.

By Carole Kimutai 19 Sep 2011 11:10

Walter Wafula
Germany to promote budget reporting in East Africa

Germany's International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) is set to train East African journalists on covering public spending to improve reporting on national budgets and the use of tax payer's money.

By Walter Wafula 7 Sep 2011 10:01

Walter Wafula
SuperSport to broadcast Uganda Soccer League

SuperSport viewers across Africa will be able to watch the Ugandan football league games starting in September on the back of an agreement between MultiChoice Africa and the Uganda Super League (USL).

By Walter Wafula 23 Aug 2011 09:20

Walter Wafula
MultiChoice increases channels as competition hots up

Pay television company MultiChoice Uganda plans to add three more channels to its lower tier bouquets in its effort to respond to customer needs.

By Walter Wafula 15 Aug 2011 12:40

Al Jazeera to start Kiswahili channel in East Africa
Al Jazeera to start Kiswahili channel in East Africa

The Al Jazeera Media Network in Qatar is set to establish a regional news and current affairs media network in East Africa, the company said on 8 August 2011.

By Walter Wafula 10 Aug 2011 13:50

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