Kenyan editors quit over circulation pressure

TWO senior Standard Media group editors have quit, citing enormous pressure "to perform near miracles to increase circulation", writes Dennis Itumbi for journalism.co.za. The resignations come only days after  the controversial and much-publicized...

New fund to extend services in Lesotho

LESOTHO has established a universal access fund to expand broadcasting and telecommunications services, writes Mzimkhulu Sithetho for journalism.co.za. The fund is administered by the broadcasting regulator, the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA)....

King launches two papers

THE Buganda Kingdom is now running two weekly newspapers, in a move that media observers say is a replacement for the Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) radio staton shut down in September last year, writes Dennis Itumbi for journalism.co.za. King Ronald...

Private media dispute Rwanda audience survey

MEDIA Owners in Rwanda are disputing the results of an audience survey that has placed state radio as the biggest in terms of listenership, writes Dennis Itumbi for journalism.co.za. The inaugural media audience survey, carried out between March and June 2009...

Southern Times project costs Namibia dearly

THE co-operation between government newspapers of Zimbabwe and Namibia is becoming increasingly costly to local taxpayers, with NamZim newspapers owing N$8,3 million for setting up and running the regional paper Southern Times, writes Brigitte Weidlich in The...

Pressure grows on Sentech

SENTECH chief executive Sebiletso Mokone-­Matabane and her senior management’s days are numbered, writes Lloyd Gedye in the Mail & Guardian. The Mail & Guardian has in its possession an internal ministry of communications report that...