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Retrospective: Nation Media Group at 50 – The media of Africa for Africa

It has been a long 50 year journey for the Nation Media Group – founded by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan. From just one brand in the 1960, the Nation Media has grown and diversified its operations into the region and also ventured into broadcasting. Rita Tinina traces the history of the group that is now the largest media house in the region. https://youtu.be/DdFAtg4KGcEContinue reading Retrospective: Nation Media Group at 50 – The media of Africa for Africa

The Journey of the Nation – Three part article

By: Gerry Loughran – Nation Media –Excerpt– The commitment to African majority rule was no accident. Back in 1957, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims worldwide, had been talking with young African nationalists such as Tom Mboya and Julius Kiano about what lay in Kenya’s future. The Aga Khan assumed leadership of his community at the age of … Continue reading The Journey of the Nation – Three part article

Best Wishes to the “Daily Nation” from a Vagabond Reporter

Interesting anecdotes and photographs by former Daily Nation journalist in the 60s, Bill Fairbairn. My name is Bill Fairbairn and I arrived in Nairobi looking for a newspaper job in 1964…….with my resume I went across to the Daily Nation office and they told me to sit down at the editing desk to show them what I could do. Michael Curtis and Jack Beverley hired … Continue reading Best Wishes to the “Daily Nation” from a Vagabond Reporter

What is free media? | The New Times Rwanda

Op-Ed: By Joseph Rwagatare -Excerpt- On March, 18, 2010, His Highness The Aga Khan provided what, for me, was a very useful definition of what a responsible and useful media should be. He was speaking in Nairobi at the conference to mark the 50 anniversary of the Nation Media Group on the theme: Media and the African Promise. His words carry weight. He is the … Continue reading What is free media? | The New Times Rwanda

Daily Nation: Reflections on the past, challenges for the future

Nation Media Group Director GERARD WILKINSON, takes us back to early days of the newspaper I first arrived in Nairobi in July 1971, three weeks after my wife, Anna, and I had married in her home town in Italy. The previous November, living in Ireland and employed at the country’s leading media group, I had spotted an advertisement in the appointments section of the UK’s … Continue reading Daily Nation: Reflections on the past, challenges for the future

New media school’s initial campus set for Nairobi in 2011 – The East African

-Excerpt- According to Aga Khan University President Firoz Rasul, the school will strive to attract a vibrant intellectual community, anchored by a core of committed media professionals and scholars of diverse backgrounds and expertise and enriched by visiting, adjunct and exchange faculty members. “Initially, its core faculty will together possess critical areas of expertise, including excellence in journalistic practice, media ethics, law and social responsibility, … Continue reading New media school’s initial campus set for Nairobi in 2011 – The East African

When ‘Nation’ told Kenyatta No — and changed course of Kenya’s history

The history of Nation and that of Kenya is closely intertwined. In this first instalment of the newly-published book, BIRTH OF A NATION: The Story of a Newspaper in Kenya, the author discloses for the first time how Mzee Kenyatta’s bid to control the media house was politely but firmly rejected. When the $3 million Serena Hotel in Nairobi was opened on 16 February 1976, … Continue reading When ‘Nation’ told Kenyatta No — and changed course of Kenya’s history

Video: Celebration to mark the 50th year of Nation Media Group

Nation media group staff were treated to a sumptuous breakfast as Celebrations to mark 50 years continued. Long serving members of staff were also awarded at the function held at the KICC by His Highness the Aga Khan. Related: NMG honours long-serving employees | http://www.nation.co.ke Related Continue reading Video: Celebration to mark the 50th year of Nation Media Group

Video: His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the Pan-Africa Media Conference

Nairobi, Kenya, 18 March 2010 – His Highness the Aga Khan today announced the establishment of the Aga Khan University Graduate (AKU) School of Media and Communications. http://www.akdn.org/videos_detail.asp?VideoId=90 Related Material: Aga Khan Announces New Graduate School of Media and Communications at Pan-Africa Media Conference in Nairobi Continue reading Video: His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the Pan-Africa Media Conference

Article: A half century of the Daily Nation

By Karim H Karim True to its mission of helping the newly independent country discover its civic voice, it also employed many African journalists. The paper was soon to be edited and managed by African staff. Readers noticed the difference in style and content, and the Nation emerged as the most popular daily in Kenya. However, reaching out to a mass readership did not mean … Continue reading Article: A half century of the Daily Nation

Foreword by His Highness the Aga Khan for the Daily Nation 50th Anniversary special supplement

18 March 2010 After 5 decades, the future depends on ability to adapt By His Highness the Aga Khan (Reprinted from a foreword to the Daily Nation 50th Anniversary special supplement) As the Nation Media Group (NMG) marks its 50th anniversary, it would be too limiting to perceive this occasion as a mere milestone in a history of a media organization, no matter how successful. … Continue reading Foreword by His Highness the Aga Khan for the Daily Nation 50th Anniversary special supplement