Zimbabwe media capture

30 July, 2017 / By Faith Ndlovu, Bulawayo Two weeks ago, the Zimbabwean media industry celebrated as two of the country’s biggest media players, Zimpapers and AB Communications, launched new media products amidst a harsh economic environment, posing a serious viability challenge to the sector. Zimpapers unveiled a new publication, the Business Weekly, while AB Communications…

Shutting the door on pro-NDC press bad for our democracy

22 July, 2017 / By Abu Mubarik, Pulso.com.gh Journalists, however critical they are of the president, must not be denied access to the Flagstaff House. The foundation of any growing democracy is to have a buoyant press that speaks truth to power, no matter how awkward or detestable they are. In the United State of America,…

Who Owns The Media In Ghana

20 July, 2017 / By Peace FM Online The Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will hold a one-day stakeholder forum to present a report on research findings on media ownership in Ghana on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 9a.m. at the Alisa Hotel in Accra. The research project titled: “Media…

Strangulating Al-Jazeera

4 July, 2017 / By Murtaza Shibli, The News The unending siege of Qatar, which started in the middle of the holy month of Ramazan, continues unabated sans any hope for an easy and early settlement. The powerful blocs of the Gulf kingdoms have displayed scant regard the much-hyped Arab or Muslim camaraderie. They have even…

Graphic tops all in print market

July 31, 2017 / by Kweku Zurek, graphic.com Six GCGL newspaper brands; Daily Graphic, Junior Graphic, The Mirror, Graphic Showbiz, Graphic Sports and Graphic Business were assessed as part of the research. The GCGL maintained its status as the leading and largest newspaper publishing company in Ghana. The GCGL papers placed first, ahead of Western…

Mugabe’s willingness to open up Zimbabwe’s airwaves doubtful

January 18, 2017/ By ZimNews Addressing the media practitioners during a reception held by his ministry for the industry, Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Dr Christopher Mushowe said the government was committed to ensure media pluralism. He said the government was concerned to offering its citizen diverse choices in terms of broadcasting services.…

MISA Zimbabwe takes media research findings to rural communities

November 21, 2016/ By Bulawayo MISA – Zimbabwe on November 18, 2016, simultaneously launched its African Media Barometer (Zimbabwe 2015) and 2016 Transparency Assessment research reports at Dema shopping centre in Seke during a ceremony attended by 82 people. Seke is a parliamentary constituency within the Seke District of the Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe.…

GJA approves new code of ethics for practitioners

November 14, 2016/ By Theresah Esson The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has approved a new code of ethics for the association. The new code, which contains 24 guidelines and is to replace the 1994 guidelines of the GJA, is to ensure the highest journalistic standards in the country. It also takes cognizance of all ethical…

Media Stakeholders Deliberate On New GJA Code Of Ethics

November 11, 2016/ By News Ghana The forum brought together GJA members and executives, media owners, representatives of groupings and the academia and experts in the media sectors to review the draft GJA code of ethics. A seven- member committee was constituted to review the code with sponsorship from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Mr Roland…

EU and AU statement on freedom of expression

4, November 2016/ By Bizcommunity The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists was marked on 2 November 2016 by media organisations around the globe. In a joint statement by the European Union and African Union, the following was said: “Media accountability lies first and foremost with the general public. Freedom of opinion…