Chadian film director Mahamat Saleh Haroun is one of the 18 jury members who will award Golden FIPA (Fipa d’or in French) at the International Festival of Audiovisual Programmes in Biarritz, South West of France). Haroun made seven short films and six feature films including “A Screaming Man” and Grigris selected and awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.
In January 2014, workers of the Public Television of Guinea -Bissau (TGB) triggered a 30-day strike to demand payment of three months salary arrears, improved working conditions and the recruitment of more than 70 contractors has learned a union source. The TGB, the only TV channel in the country is on air every day for only 12 hours due to the lack of financial and technical resources. The majority of its workers are contractual, as unionists. Sources contacted by Xinhua indicate that the government does not have the financial resources to meet the demands of the workers of the television channel. Guinea-Bissau Public Television began broadcasting in 1989 on an experimental basis through cooperation with Portugal.
In RSA, speculation has been mounting over the past week that SABC CEO Lulama Mokhobo has resigned, but until now, it appears there has been some uncertainty. Mail & Guardian reports however, that the SABC is due to confirm Mokhobo's resignation shortly.
Fox International Channels Southern Europe and Africa has appointed Vera Pinto Pereira to become its COO.
SABC group CEO Lulama Mokhobo has cited “exhaustion”, and not her working relationship with controversial acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, as the reason she is stepping down just two years into a five-year term