Tag Archives: Uganda

Publish Online conference: 24.com to launch local Adsense in 2008

At the first inaugural Publish Online conference in Cape Town and there is a good turn out. Hope there will be another one, maybe Jo’burg?. Couple of familiar faces from my iafrica.com days: Alan Hammond (the organiser), Robin Parker (now of biz-comm), Debby Byrne (still iafrica.com). Been some interesting presentations. Noticed only 4 laptops and […]

Full speech on media portrayal of Africa by SA deputy pres

Editors and their different media play a crucial role in ensuring success or failure in Africa’s quest to hold the world stage. There is, of course, enough competing news around these days to exert heavy centrifugal pressure away from Africa yet. I would still argue that we deserve and even demand attention for Africa…..

Impressions: African media leaders conference in Kenya

Am back in Johannesburg now after being at the African Media Leadership Confrence in Kenya. It was a fantastic trip. Highlights include visiting The Nation Group Headquarters, a big Kenyan Media group in the capital Nairobi; networking with African media practicioners from Uganda, Ethopia, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi and other places; and going to my first Kenyan Nightclub — which was very impressive and a huge amount of fun.

Who’s running the show at newspapers?

Blogging the African Leadership Conference in Kenya, Nairobi

Dr Peter Mwesige, Acting Head, Mass Communication Department, Makerere University and Former Executive Editor Monitor Publications in Uganda delivered an interesting speech on “African quality journalism”. He emphasised that if we treat the media “like any other business”, we distort the principles of journalism. He noted that there obviously needs to be a healthy mix with regards to the drive for profitability and good journalism, but that the drive for profitability seems to be affecting the craft of journalism. He’s right.