Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Serving as a chair for Highway Africa New Media Awards 2011

Rhodes University's Highway Africa programme and its partners are pleased to announce the opening of the nomination process for the prestigious Highway Africa New Media Awards.
For 11 years these unique awards within the profession of journalism on the continent, have been rewarding pioneering, innovative and creative use of technology in journalism and the media. The Awards were established reward and recognise African innovation in the area of digital media and to highlight the role that digital technologies play in journalism and the media at large.
The Highway Africa New Media Awards are in three categories:
Individual – awarded to individual persons who design or appropriate new affordable applications of communication technologies to overcome the limitations of existing infrastructure and / or capital resources.
Not – for – profit – awarded to users of appropriate media technology to advance and assist communities and persons limited by infrastructure and / or technological access.
Corporate – awarded to corporate groups for creative and appropriate adaptation of technologies within the continent to complete effectively in the wider environment.
Submissions can be made electronically to copied to and 
The closing date for entries is August 2011, 16:30 South African time.
The winners will be announced at the prestigious SABC-Telkom-Highway Africa New Media Awards gala dinner on the evening of 18 September 2011 during the 15th edition of the Highway Africa Conference.
For more information contact Bronwyn Jacobs ( )  or Visit to download entry forms.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Liberia Elections 2011 Media Monitoring Group On Facebook

African Elections Project Liberia monitoring team has spotted a new group on Facebook for upcoming Liberia 2011 Elections called
Liberia Elections 2011 Media Monitoring Group

According to the group page it is designed to discuss media coverage of the elections based on media monitoring results and alerts of on media compliance to code of ethics, journalism standards and conflict sensitive elections reporting.

join the group at