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The revolution - a change is gonna come (Part 1)

Overall, Africa’s mobile market has probably been the fastest growing of any region in the world over the past five years, and mobile access has grown twice as rapidly as the global average.

It took the African continent 100 years to accumulate 28 million fixed lines – an average access rate of 3 per 100 inhabitants – but this was overtaken by mobile connections in 2001, and with 137 million mobile subscribers in 2005 mobiles outnumbered fixed lines by more than five to one.

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Donor doubles new media scholarships

BUSINESS technology media company, ITWeb has announced the award of - not just one, but two - scholarships for new media for 2009. Tallulah Habib and Farzana Rasool, both third-year journalism students are the joint winners of the ITWeb Journalism Bursary introduced this year.

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Lessons in moblogging

When the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) invited us to liveblog MobileActive's third international conference using Nokia cellphones, it was an offer we couldn’t refuse. MobileActive is a rapidly expanding network of experts, NGOs, software and hardware companies that use or develop cellular technology for social impact.

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ITWeb bursary opens doors for student journalist

ITWeb, the business technology media company, is offering a third-year journalism student an opportunity to get experience and training in the media industry along with a fully paid-up fourth year bursary.

Launched this year, the ITWeb Journalism Bursary is being offered to the students of Rhodes School of Journalism & Media Studies.

ITWeb dominates the technology media space across online, print and events, and its main news and information site is accessed by 80 000 unique readers a month.

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Hackers can't keep Cue down

Russian and Turkish hackers nearly pulled the plug on CueMedia's digital platforms. A hack levelled the School of Journalism and Media Studies' websites including CueOnline, CuePix and CueTV a month before the National Arts Festival began.

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