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Southern Africa: Media Invited to Enter SADC Awards

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has called on all media to submit entries for the 2013 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition.

The SADC Media Awards were established following a decision by the Council of Ministers in 1996 to establish a sector that deals with matters relating to, amongst others, information, culture and sport.

"The awards serve as part of ensuring a link, coordination and synchronisation between formal structures of SADC governments, civil society, academia, labour and the media," said the GCIS.

The awards aim to recognise excellence in journalism in the area of print, photo, television, radio as well as to encourage media practitioners in member states to cover issues pertaining to the region.

The competition also consists of the Water Media Awards, which are aimed at recognising stories that promote Integrated Water Resource Management in the SADC region, GCIS said.

The competition is administered by the National Adjudicating Committee (NAC), which is responsible for adjudicating in member states for submission to the Regional Adjudication Committee (RAC).

The NAC is represented by media practitioners, journalists of different media houses as well as government officials.

Journalists who wish to enter the competition can access more information about the competition, including competition rules, from the GCIS website link:
Source: SAnews.gov.za, 7 March 2013.


Africa: Big Brother Africa Announce Season 8 Auditions

In less than three months, new housemates will be revealed in season 8 of AfricaMagic's Big Brother Africa and one of them could be you.

Following an overwhelming entry response from the 14 participating countries, AfricaMagic is happy to announce that the audition phase has arrived and you stand a chance of being a housemate of the most successful television series on the continent.

Auditions for shortlisted candidates in Ghana will take place at Holiday Inn Accra Airport in Accra on Saturday 16 March to Monday 18 March from 09:00 am.

Source: The Chronicle, 7 March 2013.

32nd International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary:


Arman Trophy
URTI organizes, with the support of UNESCO and the entirety of the international audiovisual organizations, the first audiovisual International Grand Prix. 85 countries were thus represented for the 2012 edition.

In television, the International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary enjoys a great renown thanks to an important participation and to selected programmes of quality (255 documentaries selected in competition by 182 channels in 2012).

Submissions and informations are available on here




Call for entries - African Film Festival of Cordoba
Full details here