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National Conference

28th September 2016, No Comments

My South Africa, my story  National Conference OCTOBER 2016 Building on the successful national conference in 2013, AIP wishes to hold a national conference every three years. The broad goals for these conferences are: to highlight the independent grassroots community print media sector as part of the national media map to consolidate the sector to […]

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Government Advertising

1st June 2016, No Comments

Dear All, At the Portfolio Committee meeting of Communication, Donald Liphoko of the GCIS stated that there is a three tier system for community advertising. Registering as individuals, co-op registration and advertising procurement agency registration but that the GCIS reserves the right to work with community media directly. It seems to me wise that all […]

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AIP Rising Awards: Local Election Reporting

31st May 2016, No Comments

  AIP Election Reporting Awards is a call for dedicated community media editors and journalists to seek out the issues governing, people, parties and politics in the upcoming local elections. Quotes Every election is determined by the people who show up. (Larry J Sabato – whoever he is) The ballot is stronger than the bullet […]

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AIP Rising Awards: Water Brief

26th April 2016, No Comments

The AIP Water Award celebrates innovative people who recognise the value of water in all our lives and do extraordinary things to protect this most precious resource. It also celebrates the enterprising community journalists who capture such stories and share them to inspire others. Water is Life Our lives and the lives of all living […]

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AIP Rising Awards: Heritage Brief

26th April 2016, No Comments

“To communicate the truths of history is an act of hope for the future” “A people without the knowledge of their past, origin and culture is like a tree with no roots.” “The past is all around us” Our heritage is not just the sweeping histories of our past leaders, the grand monuments or archaeological […]

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Quick Guide – How to Effectively Market your Newspaper

29th July 2015, No Comments

Quick Guide – How to Effectively Market your Newspaper – John Lloyd

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“Empowering Communities through Empowering Grassroots Media”

16th September 2014, No Comments

Bongi Bozo recently published for the Rhodes Journalism Review (RJR) 34 edition. The article titled “Empowering Communities through Empowering Grassroots Media”  was published under the 2014 RJR theme; “20 years into our democracy”. Bozo illustrates how the independent grassroots sector has over the past 20 years contributed to media transformation and diversity in South Africa. […]

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AIP position statement on advertising procurement agencies

22nd July 2014, No Comments

22 July 2014 Attention all AIP members AIP has adopted the following position in respect of advertising procurement agencies (APA’s). The following are broad outlines of this position: 1. AIP has never been involved in the establishment of any APA and has not taken a decision to do so in future. 2. AIP is completely […]

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Developing Media Diversity: Baseline Study on State Support for Independent Print Media in West Africa, South America and Scandinavia

19th June 2014, No Comments

In its effort to advance the interest of the independent grassroots print media, the AIP  conducted a Baseline Study on “State support for Independent Print Media in West Africa, South America and Scandinavia”. The research funded  Konrad- Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) will be used to influence national discussions on the support of independent print media in South […]

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