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Apr 27, 2021  |  International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Calls For Papers For 2021 Conference

The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) will be hosting a 2021 virtual conference that will be programmed to create suitable times for various time zones while creating a virtual bridge between nations across all continents. The programme ...


Apr 26, 2021  |  Global Call For Filmmakers With Determination (Disabilities)

An Abu Dhabi based independent productions company, FilmGate Productions, together with Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination (ZHO), have released a global call for experienced filmmakers from People of Determination (those with disabilities). The call seeks an experienced Director, ...


Mar 19, 2021  |  Netflix Boosts South African Film Industry With US$1.9M Investment

Netflix, in partnership with the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the South African Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, have announced an R28 million (US$1.9 million) injection towards the production of South African micro-budget feature films. ...


Mar 03, 2021  |  AfDB Look To More Investment For The African Creative Sector

The African Development Bank (AfDB) believes that Africa's digital and creative platforms should be massively scaled-up with more investment and financial support.   Speaking during a virtual meeting on "The New Face Of African Collaboration" that included Afreximbank and Netflix, ...


Global Trade Body -IABM- Publishes Broadcast Media Trends And Roadmap For 2021

IABM, the international trade association for the Broadcast and Media industry, published an updated version of its industry-standard Technology and Trends Roadmap for the Media and Entertainment industry. It shows an expected massive disruption to the usual content supply chain. According ...

African Union (AU) Launches Online Platform To Improve Protection For Media Professionals

The African Union (AU) has announced a new online platform that will help carry out real-time tracking and monitoring of threats against journalists and frontline media professionals on the continent. According to the International Federation of Journalists, six African journalists ...

Google News Initiative Commits US$3 Million To Fight Vaccine Mis-information

With the world still taken aback and grappling with the effects global pandemic called COVID-19, there has been a great concern of misinformation that has been peddled online and various media outlets about the virus and the vaccine.   On ...

Nigeria: Industry Body Calls For Suspension Of NIN Registrations, Due To Covid-19 Concerns

The leadership of the Association of Telephone, Cable TV and Internet Subscribers (ATCIS) have raised concern over the possible safety hazard of the National Identification Number (NIN) enrolment. They have called for a suspension of the system, due to its ...

BMA's View: Destruction Of Media Houses And Attack On Reporters Not The Answer

The past few weeks have been trying times in Nigeria, and for its people and citizens. Nigerian's have taken to the street to protest the 'incessant' and 'excessive' police brutality. According to Amnesty International, not less than 38 people lost ...

New Covid-19 Relief Fund For SA Film And Television Launched, Netflix Promises US$480K.

In South Africa, the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) is organising the set-up of a relief fund to help the local film and television industry that is all but being battered by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.   Working in collaboration ...

South Africa: Kagiso Media To Donate US$50K For Hunger Relief

In South Africa, the owners of Kagiso Media have pledged just over 50 thousand US dollars (1million ZAR) to support the feeding programmes in the Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal regions of the country.   Kagiso Media will use its Jacaranda ...

Defeating Coronavirus: Managing Physical Restrictions - Factors To Consider

In this challenging time, all parts of society - including broadcasters - need to observe physical restrictions and practice social distancing to help in the fight against the coronavirus! While Broadcast Media Africa hopes that the COVID-19 threat to Africa ...