Key findings of surveys on media in Africa

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in AIB News

Lack of support from African institutions and low development news coverage among key findings of surveys on media in Africa Leaders call for more support from Africa for media development on the continent  “Key African institutions are not doing enough to support the media in Africa”. This is one of the conclusions of a preliminary report released during the recent Consultative Forum on Media Strategies held in Nairobi, Kenya, by the African...

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Eurosport consolidates wintersports offer with rights extensions and key exclusivities

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in AIB News

The Eurosport Group has signed a significant long-term agreement with international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media to consolidate its position as the reference channel for wintersports. Eurosport viewers will be able to enjoy the most comprehensive coverage of wintersports events LIVE on TV and digital through to season 2020/2021.   Europe’s leading sports entertainment group will continue to offer LIVE coverage...

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AIB pays tribute to Komla Dumor

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in AIB News, News from AIB, Slider

At the tenth annual AIBs held in London on 5 November, tribute was paid to BBC journalist and presenter Komla Dumor who died suddenly at the age of 41 in January 2014. Komla’s widow, Kwansema, and BBC Director of World Service Group, Peter Horrocks, joined AIB chief executive Simon Spanswick who presented the special AIB Founders Award to Mrs Dumor. Watch here. AIBs 2014 – tribute to Komla Dumor from AIB London on...

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RFE/RLive: Who is Islamic State?

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in AIB members, AIB News, News from Members

The brutality of the militant group Islamic State (IS) was on horrific display over the weekend of 15/16 November with the release of a video showing the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig and a dozen or more Syrian pilots and military officers. As the violence continues, questions are mounting about who controls the group, whether it functions under a unified command, and whether its leading personalities are indeed the masterminds...

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U.S. international media attract record audience of 215 million

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in AIB News

The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report released today. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online.   Growth in the television audience has been tremendous, with an increase of 14 million from 2013. This is in part due to a successful affiliate strategy, through which BBG partners with more than 2,300 media outlets...

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Ofcom reprimands RT, BBC Radio 1

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in AIB News, Slider

UK media regulator Ofcom has declared Russian news channel RT, an AIB Member, to be in violation of its regulations, accusing the broadcaster of bias in its coverage of the Ukraine crisis. Ofcom’s reprimand comes just two weeks after RT’s launch of its new British news channel, RT UK. Ofcom has summoned representatives from RT to a meeting to discuss the issue the issue further. The Ofcom report outlined four incidents in early...

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