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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

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

Walter Wafula
Growth in advertising boots Vision Group performance

Higher advertising and circulation revenue helped Vision Group, a Ugandan multimedia company, post a 28% growth in profit after tax during the year ending June 2012.

By Walter Wafula 9 Oct 2012

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

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

Ugandan brands battle for post London Olympics shine
Ugandan brands battle for post London Olympics shine

Looks like Season II of the London 2012 Olympics is taking shape in Uganda with big, small, popular and almost forgotten brands taking part in the 'Olympics brand championship.'

By Walter Wafula 16 Aug 2012

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

Walter Wafula
Uganda to recognise Top 50 Brands

As one of activities to commemorate Uganda gaining independence from the British in 1962, the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) in partnership with the government will recognise the Top 50 Brands at an awards gala in Kampala on 16 August 2012. Over 100 local and international brands have been nominated to participate in the contest following the call for nominations in July.

By Walter Wafula 10 Aug 2012

New Vision regains top spot in Uganda's cyberspace
New Vision regains top spot in Uganda's cyberspace

New Vision has displaced Monitor Online as the most visited local website in Uganda following its redesign. The website which is the online version of The New Vision print newspaper in Uganda regained the top spot last week after the revamped version was uploaded.

By Walter Wafula 7 Aug 2012

[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

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

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

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

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

Ugandans get common Suggestion Box
Ugandans get common Suggestion Box

Finally, there's a publication which gives Ugandans more space to express their views and frustrations on just about anything in a bigger way.

By Walter Wafula 25 Jan 2012

Vision eyes ad revenue from The Kampala Sun
Vision eyes ad revenue from The Kampala Sun

Vision Group, a multimedia house in Uganda, expects The Kampala Sun to lift its advertising revenue as it picks up in the market, says the head of marketing, Susan Nsibirwa, in an interview last week.

By Walter Wafula 23 Jan 2012

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

Walter Wafula
Uganda's Sun resurrects amid stiff competition

The Kampala Sun, a new publication by Vision Group, is the latest addition to Uganda's newsstands. The tabloid has been revived seven years after the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited (Vision Group), published and launched its first copy, although it didn't live to celebrate its first birthday.

By Walter Wafula 13 Dec 2011

Walter Wafula
Uganda: Oil and gas journalists to be honoured

Ugandan journalists covering the oil and gas industry will be honoured for their work this year, in an effort aimed at raising the profile of good investigative journalism in the country.

By Walter Wafula 4 Nov 2011

Walter Wafula
PictureWorks CEO to tip East Africans on innovative leadership

Don Strickland, an innovator of digital imaging and multimedia services for mobile, and internet services is scheduled to tip business managers about innovative leadership at The Monitor Thought Leaders Forum set to take place in Uganda on 14 November 2011.

By Walter Wafula 24 Oct 2011

Walter Wafula
Google urges journos to go digital to thrive

At the recent Google's gUganda conference held in Kampala, Ugandan journalists were urged to embrace digital tools such as smartphones and tablet computers to secure their future as content providers.

By Walter Wafula 19 Sep 2011

Gregory Gondwe
[Highway Africa 2011] Making the media work with the civil society

A meeting of senior media gurus from five African countries, took place on Saturday 17 September 2011 at the Highway Africa Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, agreed to disagree on whether the media needs to be bed fellows with civil society to achieve either parts' objectives or not.

By Gregory Gondwe 19 Sep 2011

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

Uganda: Publishers increase newspaper prices
Uganda: Publishers increase newspaper prices

Publishers of Uganda's most read newspapers will increase cover prices of their publications this July as they move to cushion their profits from rising production costs. On Tuesday, 28 June 2011, New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited (Vision Group), the publisher of The New Vision newspaper, said it would increase the cover price of the weekday newspapers from UGX1,200 to UGX1,500, on 1 July 2011.

By Walter Wafula 29 Jun 2011

African people disillusioned with leadership - Moeletsi Mbeki
African people disillusioned with leadership - Moeletsi Mbeki

"African people - like me - are completely disillusioned with the performance of their leaders because of what they have done and what they are doing, and for me these people should not be called leaders, but rather the elite," Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki and chairman of the SA Institute of International Affairs, said, speaking at the CNN-MultiChoice media forum currently taking place in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Friday, 24 June 2011.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 24 Jun 2011

Daily Monitor nominated for Tumaini Awards
Daily Monitor nominated for Tumaini Awards

The Daily Monitor newspaper, a publication of The Monitor Publications Limited in Uganda has been nominated for the inaugural Tumaini Awards. The privately-owned newspaper is among the 58 finalists who were selected from over 820 entries for the awards that were launched on 28 March this year, according to the chairperson of Tumaini, Stella Ayo Odongo.

By Walter Wafula 9 Jun 2011

Concern mounts over missing SA journo as govt scrambles to assist
Concern mounts over missing SA journo as govt scrambles to assist

As concern mounts over the fate of Anton Hammerl, a South African photographer missing in Libya alongside two US journalists and one Spanish photographer, the Presidency said yesterday, Wednesday, 20 April 2011, that President Jacob Zuma has been briefed on the attempts made by the SA mission in Libya to locate Hammerl. Reports from Washington DC also suggest that the White House is very concerned about their well-being and it is trying hard to assist them in any way it can.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 21 Apr 2011

Panos moves to improve tax reporting in East Africa
Panos moves to improve tax reporting in East Africa

Journalists in East Africa can expect to acquire skills on reporting tax and governance issues in the region to stimulate debate on better policy actions and accountability. Panos East Africa, a regional information and communication organisation for development of non-governmental organisations, is planning a training programme on the topics.

By Walter Wafula 11 Apr 2011

Walter Wafula
EAC journalists to acquire reporting skills on regional integration

East African journalists have an opportunity to acquire reporting skills on matters of regional integration through a new training programme that starts on 10 April 2011.

By Walter Wafula 22 Mar 2011

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