When the world changes, you have to change with it – alterations to Balancing Act’s news service

3 July 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has accelerated some changes that I have been thinking about making for some time. So this week’s issue outlines why we are changing what we deliver and how I think you will continue to find it useful. Several things have made me want to change what we deliver to you, our telecoms and internet subscribers. Firstly, there are now many sources for timely information on telecoms and internet markets in Africa and often very good, detailed news sources at a country level in major markets. When we first started, we were among a handful of sources and…


Delivering learning with broadcast and online together – An African opportunity as school lockdowns lengthen

10 July 2020

With the Kenyan Government closing public schools until 2021 and saying students will repeat a year, the focus is now really on how parents, pupils and teachers can ensure their children will continue to learn. Russell Southwood looks at some of the initiatives across the continent. What follows below is a summary of some of the more interesting broadcast and online education initiatives. Some are new channels from existing broadcasters or programme producers but others are responses from organisations like Mediae and Ubongo who already have extensive experience in this field. In terms of how African broadcasters might respond to…


Sub-Saharan Africa's Broadcasting Landscape

Balancing Act is pleased to announce the publication of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Broadcasting Landscape and Nine Key Markets. The report is a joint publication with one of the continent’s leading providers of mobile-based research and insights GeoPoll.