Ushahidi's launch event to be broadcast live

Ushahidi put crowdsourcing on the map and is changing the way information flows again. The Kenyan-born tech company will announce a total re-imagination of its flagship service on Wednesday 30 September from the Kenya National Theatre, and broadcast live video from the event at Ushahidi.com. The...

29 Sep 2015

Nest opens office in Africa to support start-ups

Nest, Hong Kong's start-up and early stage investment firm has opened an office in Nairobi to give African startups access to funding, mentorship and its global network Nest is the first Hong Kong-based venture capital firm to establish itself in Africa and will be working to foster the region's...

16 Jul 2015

Magazine to address insecurity issues launched

By Chrispinus Wekesa A magazine to highlight security matters has been launched. Proprietor Peter Ngare said Security magazine will share news on safety and crime, new products and technical solutions. The magazine was launched at Eka Hotel on Mombasa Road on Friday evening. "Today's launch is...

28 Apr 2015

Supreme Court asked to extend digital migration to June 2015
Supreme Court asked to extend digital migration to June 2015

For more: Standard Digital: Media owners want digital migration moved to June 2015... Kurian Musa, reporting on Standard Digital, says that Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) and media owners have asked the Supreme Court to extend Kenya's digital migration date to June 2015 when the rest of the...

4 Aug 2014

Joint bid from Safaricom, Airtel to buy Yu
Joint bid from Safaricom, Airtel to buy Yu

Reuters reports that according to the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), the country's two largest telecoms operators, Safaricom and Airtel, have made a joint bid of $100 million to buy smaller operator, Indian group Essar Coomunications' Yu. For more: Reuters: Airtel, Safaricom seek to...

4 Mar 2014

Govt to revise media laws

Media laws will be revised to better regulate journalists. Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications, Bitange Ndemo says this will ensure accreditation of journalists. He says there is also need for stringent rules for use of social media to curb hate speech. Source:...

15 Mar 2013

Local media hailed for excellent election coverage

IEBC (The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has hailed the local media, security officials and other stakeholders for the role they played in ensuring a successful election. IEBC chairman, Isaak Hassan says he was specifically happy with the way journalists handled the election...

11 Mar 2013

Media Council brief on elections

The Media Council of Kenya today, 21 February 2013, addressed media at a press conference on key issues regarding coverage of the ongoing electoral campaigns and expectations during the general elections. Haron Mwangi was expected to describe the critical role media will play in informing the public...

21 Feb 2013

Nominations open for 2013 Kenyan Blog Awards
Nominations open for 2013 Kenyan Blog Awards

The inaugural BAKE (Bloggers Association of Kenya) Blog Awards was a surprise in terms of the immense interest it generated and the level of participation through blog submissions and voting. The awards also served as a discovery conduits for blogs. 300 blogs were submitted and an estimated 10 000...

10 Jan 2013

mapIT develops interactive map for marathon

mapIT, powered by TomTom, developed an interactive mapping tool using the deCarta web mapping API (Application Programming Interface) to improve the experience of both participants as well as spectators at the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 2012, which took place on Sunday, 28 October 2012. The...

30 Oct 2012

2012 AITEC East Africa ICT Summit releases event guide
2012 AITEC East Africa ICT Summit releases event guide

The AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 2012, taking place from 24-25 October 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya, is a multi-faceted event that will draw together the many strands of a vibrant growth market, underpinning high-level business-to-business services with widespread consumer engagement in modern mobile...

19 Oct 2012

BFMA Conference programme released
BFMA Conference programme released

The fourth annual Broadcast, Film & Music Africa (BFMA) Conference, hosted by AITEC Africa set to take place from 10-11 July 2012 at the Oshwal Centre in Nairobi, Kenya has released the latest programme of the upcoming conference. Download the programme (Size: 864KB)....

28 Jun 2012

A-EXIM set for Kenya in June 2012

A-EXIM, a trade fair focusing exclusively on the export and import industry will take place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya, from 15-18 June 2012. The trade fair reflects the global market in every sector - from ICT to infrastructure, agribusiness, transport...

1 Feb 2012

New communications manager at AccessKenya
New communications manager at AccessKenya

AccessKenya Group, a corporate data and infrastructure provider in Kenya, has appointed Kevin Keya as the new group communications manager following the departure of Nancy Imunde a few months ago. Keya who brings over five years experience in media and public relations joined AccessKenya after...

12 Sep 2011

Looking for African women leaders

The Kuwa Ajabu Foundation ("be extraordinary") is a non-profit organisation which empowers and builds sustainable capacity in the form of job creation for young, unemployed people across Africa. Affiliate partners include the UN, Women In Finance, Menprow and the fully black-owned Blue Rain...

8 Apr 2011

New journalism, communications program offered in Kenya

The Presbyterian University of East Africa School of Communications Studies and The Centre for Art and Media Entrepreneurship in Africa (CAMERAFRICA) in Kenya have partnered to offer an Executive Diploma in Journalism and Communications Program starting March 2011. The curriculum is designed with...

2 Mar 2011

Kenyan agency receives international award
Kenyan agency receives international award

click to enlargeKenyan marketing and public relations agency, Exclamation Marketing, received the International Star Award for Leadership in Quality and Excellence at a ceremony in Salons, Concorde of the Palais des Congres of Paris on 21 April 2008. The company received the award in the gold...

7 May 2008

Journalists in exile

Over the past six years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has documented 243 cases of journalists who have been forced to flee their home country to avoid harassment and imprisonment. On average, three journalists a month make this escape, with less than 15% of them ever seeing home again....

20 Jun 2007

Kenyan farmers connect to better prices

Africa's small farmers often fall victim to local traders who dictate prices below market rates. But in rural Kenya farmers now have technology in hand that cuts out the middleman. Gretchen Wilson reports

25 Apr 2007

Standard Chartered sending SA team to Greatest Race on Earth

International bank Standard Chartered South Africa recently announced its sponsorship of a South African women's team to compete in the third Standard Chartered Greatest Race on Earth 2006/7, a four-leg relay marathon contested over a period of five months in Nairobi, Singapore, Mumbai and Hong...

13 Oct 2006

R1 million giveaway marks end of Africa tour

Metro FM celebrated its twentieth birthday last week by giving R1 million to lucky listener Neelen Jeffries from Eesterus in the east of Pretoria at Maropeng, The Cradle of Humankind. The party brought to a close the station's "I Am An African" tour, in which it broadcast from 11 countries in 20...

27 Sep 2006

24/7 Pan African TV channel coming soon

Journalism.co.za reports that a proposed 24-hour Pan African television channel, to be known as A-24, could be set up by next year. Kenyan-based company Camerapix says it will follow the format of pan-Arabic television channel, Al-Jazeera, and is intended to counter Western negative publicity of...

17 Aug 2006

Instant Grass takes root in Russia

Instant Grass, the youth trendspotting agency, has set up shop in Moscow in its first step to providing youth insights and strategies to marketers operating in key developing markets across the globe. The network of trendspotters or 'grasses' in Russia will initially focus on Moscow, St Petersburg...

17 Nov 2005

Joe Louw laid to rest

Joe Louw, former SABC producer and veteran journalist, was buried in Johannesburg this weekend after succumbing to colonic cancer last Friday. He was famous for photographing the assassination of Martin Luther King junior in 1968. Louw, who worked for many of South Africa's media houses, was...

11 Jul 2004

7th International Design Indaba Early Bird Offer

Book your three-day Design Indaba pass before 16 January 2004 and you will receive 10% off the standard price of R3 000 with the Early Bird Special. The 7th International Design Indaba will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 25 - 27 February 2004. It's a unique...

11 Jan 2004

Kenyan wins Natali Prize

Investigative journalist Ken Opala of Kenya has been awarded the gold medal in the 2003 Natali Prize, one of the world's leading journalistic awards. Opala, who has received acclaim for his reporting on death row convicts, was also the winner of the regional prize for Africa.

31 Oct 2003

South African Cannes entries

There is a total of 531 South African entries to this year's Cannes Lions Festival: 133 – Film; 316 – Print & Outdoor; 29 – Cyber; 35 – Media; Direct Marketing – 18. This year's entries are 5% below that of 2002. Other African entries include 14 from Kenya and 4 from Mozambique.

16 Jun 2003

Kenya decrees free HIV/Aids ads

The government of Kenya has made it mandatory for broadcasting stations to set aside a percentage of their airtime for free advertisements to create public awareness and behaviour change in the war on HIV/Aids.

14 Apr 2003

Supa Strikas adds Kenyan home team advantage

The popular soccer comic, Supa Strikas has launched in Kenya this weekend, bringing the total circulation to an impressive 1,1 million copies per month. Supa Strikas will be carried by the Saturday Nation newspaper, part of the Nation Media Group, giving the product a circulation in excess of 176...

25 Feb 2003

Kenyan Agency Looking For SA Agency Affiliation

The managing director of independant Kenyan agency Ingenue will be in SA between the months of June and July to find an agency to affiliate with. Several SA companies are opening branches in the East Africa region including software, telecommunications, beverage and fast food companies to name a...

13 May 2002

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