Africa’s media makers prepare for digital upheaval: Africa Media Leadership Conference 2010 in Dar es Salaam

Source: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung ***** Also available in Deutsch Significant differences come together every year at the Africa Media Leadership Conference: From the open and diverse media landscape in South Africa to Morocco, where the only two national TV channels belong to the state, media managers and journalists meet, all with very different backgrounds. Nevertheless, one thing…

Kenya: A fast tour back through 50 years – World News

The history of The Nation is the history of the nation. You can see this in the photographs now on show at the RaMoMa room at Rahimtulla Tower, an exhibition, A Piece of History; you can read it in the new book by Gerry Loughran, The Birth of a Nation: the Story of a Newspaper…

Media Conference kicks off in Nairobi

His Highness the Aga Khan interacts with conference delegates moments before the official opening of the Pan African Media conference held at the Kenyatta Conference Centre. PHOTO/ CORRESPONDENT By EMMANUEL ONYANGO Posted Thursday, March 18 2010 at 13:32 The Pan African Conference got underway on Thursday in Nairobi, attracting an attendance of media experts and political leaders in discussing the…

It’s a golden jubilee for ‘Nation’

The Nation Centre in Nairobi. Nation Media Group celebrates its 50 years of existence starting Thursday. Photo/FILE By MUGUMO MUNENE The Nation Media Group on Thursday starts a series of activities to mark its 50 years of existence. Related Stories Rock star bono in Nairobi for media conference Chissano tells Kenyans to avoid violence African award…

East Africa: All about Nation Media Group…

COMPANY PROFILE The Nation Media Group (NMG) founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1959 has become the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa. It has been quoted on the Nairobi Stock Exchange since the early 1970s. As the leading multi-media house in the East African region, it has print as…

Nairobi: ‘Nation’ founders would be shocked by its growth

The Nation Centre on Nairobi’s Kimathi Street. Photo/WILLIAM OERI By Nation Reporter Posted Monday, March 15 2010 at 21:00 In Summary From humble origins, NMG has spread to East Africa A historical account of Nation Media Group’s first 50 years will be released this week at a landmark Pan-Africa Media Conference in Nairobi. The meeting was organised to mark the…

Perched at the Daily Nation, young journalist shares a bird’s eye yiew of the Kenyan media landscape

Photo: Arthur Buliva (Original) In July 2008, I travelled to Kenya to spend eight months at the Daily Nation, the Nation Media Group’s flagship newspaper. Not long before my departure, I had graduated from Columbia University’s journalism programme and received a “Young Professionals in Media” fellowship from Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Canadian International Development…

Nigeria missing on 2010 Pan African Media confab list

…Despite vibrant media Is Nigeria’s reputation, even among African countries, still sliding? Or what exactly would make organisers of the 2010 Pan African Media Conference sideline the Nigerian government and private sector media officials among the great line up of speakers that include African presidents, ex-presidents and notable international media experts, at the convention scheduled…