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Buni TV hires Julie MacArthur as Director of Content Acquisition:
 
February 8, 2013: Buni TV , the fast-growing video-on-demand platform for African content, announced the hiring of Julie MacArthur as Director of Content Acquisition.
 
MacArthur will be in charge of leading content curation and licensing for Buni TV, as the platform gears up to launch its premium subscription offer.
 

Events

23 Feb. – 2 March 2013
Fespaco

Venue: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
The largest African film festival in Africa with “l'Étalon d'or de Yennenga” reward.
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Opportunities

Africa Movie Academy Awards goes to Malawi – Call for support

Malawi is the home of the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards Nomination Night. This event holds on the 15th and 16th of March 2013.

The Africa Film Academy Training program 'Film in A Box' will precede the AMAA Nominations and commence on the 1st of March 2013.

www.ama-awards.com/news/amaa-goes-malawi

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Benin TV chief jailed for program slamming presidential palace

A Benin court on Wednesday jailed the director of a private television channel for airing a program in which a former government aid slammed the inner workings of the presidential palace, claiming it is plagued by corruption.

The court convicted Berthe Cakpossa of having committed an offence against President Thomas Boni Yayi by having aired the September program and sentenced her to three months imprisonment.

It also fined her a total of 500,000 CFA francs (762 euros).

Events

12-14 March 2013
CABSAT 2013

venue: Dubai World Trade Centre
CABSAT is the established and respected trade platform for the broadcast, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and Southern Asian regions.
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15th and 16th of March 2013
The 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards Nomination Night

Venue: Malawi, tba
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Jobs & Opportunities

Media Policy and Democracy Project Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
We are pleased to inform you about the Media Policy and Democracy Project (University of South Africa, or Unisa, and Rhodes University) call for applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship on media diversity and transformation in South Africa.

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New Al Jazeera English series “Tutu’s Children”

A fresh generation of African leaders will be featured on new Al Jazeera English series Tutu’s Children.

The four special documentaries will follow the exploits of participants in the leadership programme Desmond Tutu leads, which attempts to build a new network of African leaders who are together committed to tackling their countries' most stubborn problems.

Viewers will witness the legendary archbishop pass the baton of moral leadership to these emerging leaders who are drawn from across Africa.

Source: kevinlikes.com

Events

5-26 May 2013  
Festival de Cannes  

Opportunities

- Durban International Film Festival Call for Entries for 34th edition

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), invites filmmakers to submit their entries for its 34th edition which takes place from 18th to 28th July 2013. DIFF, the largest film festival in Southern Africa, features over 250 screenings of cutting-edge cinema from around the world with a special focus on films from South Africa and Africa. The festival hosts a film competition component and also presents screenings in township areas where cinemas are non-existent.

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Intelsat S.A. leading provider of satellite services across Africa announced that Mr. Grant Marais has been appointed Regional Vice President of Africa Sales, effective Jan. 3, 2013.
 

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