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ICASA Challenged Over Mobile TV License

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) could face legal action if it does not reconsider its decision to give companies just three weeks to apply for the new digital mobile television service licence.

The latest comes after black-owned Mobile TV Consortium wrote to ICASA chairperson, Paris Mashile, objecting to the 7 May deadline.

Leading in the Digital Era & Reporting with New Media Tools

Does your print story now require audio? Is your broadcast world moving into cyberspace? Get the skills you need to thrive in journalisms digital age. Here is a chance to learn to tell more powerful stories--and tell them online through multimedia tools. We will teach you the key skills, as well as how to navigate ethical pressure points in emerging platforms as a leader. Most importantly, we will explore how to change the way you think about storytelling and the role of independent journalism in the service of free societies.

‘Under One Roof' Gender, Media and Democracy

This training manual is a result of the Women's Media Watch Media monitoring and Media Literacy Project 'Under One Roof', which has been running for three years. It is a project which brings together media activists, media trainers and media producers and has been implemented by our Media Monitoring Group. South Africa is in a transitional phase from a repressive apartheid system to an egalitarian democratic one. Entrenched attitudes need to be challenged in order to uproot the old ways of thinking and doing, thereby paving the way for a non-discriminatory society.

Fighting Poverty: Utilising Community Media In a Digital Age

'Fighting Poverty: Utilising Community Media In a Digital Age' focuses on democratic and sustainable development in relation to community media. This publication discusses participation as the main interest of those who support or are active in community radio. It contains articles, audio, and video documents by practitioners, decision makers, and scholars. In addition, it argues that current evidence and experience should prompt a major re-evaluation and increasing interest in community radio by development policymakers and specialists.

The Freedom of impressions

On Saturday, I attended a workshop at Constitutions Hill organised by Congo Renaissance (CoRe), a platform of Congolese living in South Africa in commemoration of the World Press Freedom happening the following day, Sunday 3rd of May.

Worldwide the World Press Freedom day is considered as a day of action to encourage and develop initiatives in favor of the freedom of the press; a day to remind governments to respect their commitments to press freedom; and a day to alert the public and to increase awareness of the importance of freedom of the press.

The Knight Citizen News Network

The Knight Citizen News Network (KCNN) is a self-help portal that guides both ordinary citizens and traditional journalists in launching and responsibly operating community news and information sites. KCNN is a free online community where you, your neighbour, or anyone with access to the Internet, can learn to collect and present the news that you need to run your government and improve your life and the lives of others.

SADPD: Digital Storytelling Project

The Secretariat of the African Decade for Persons with Disabilities (SADPD), APC-Africa-Women and Women'sNet, invite applications from people to participate in thier Digital Storytelling Project from 8-12 June 2009.

“It’s in the telling of our stories that we discover how much of our experiences and learning we have in common with others. Stories make our connection with others and with the world real. They weave together our individual experiences to reveal a picture of a community, a group and a country.”

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SADPD: Digital Storytelling Project

The Secretariat of the African Decade for Persons with Disabilities (SADPD), APC-Africa-Women and Women'sNet, invite applications from people to participate in thier Digital Storytelling Project from 8-12 June 2009.

“It’s in the telling of our stories that we discover how much of our experiences and learning we have in common with others. Stories make our connection with others and with the world real. They weave together our individual experiences to reveal a picture of a community, a group and a country.”

Introduction

IAJ: Working the Web

The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) is conducting a one-day course on Working the Web on 16-17 March 2009 in Johannesburg.

The course is aimed at corporate communications professionals from both public and private sectors whose enterprises would be enhanced by a strategic utilisation of the web.

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