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Right2Know Campaign releases its 2014 'Secret State of the Nation' report
Right2Know Campaign releases its 2014 'Secret State of the Nation' report

What is telling is that the compilation of the report itself has been hampered by secrecy... information that would help inform a public debate on various issues, remains secret.

10 Sep 2014 08:42

Chris Moerdyk
A justifiable sense of déjà vu for SA's mass media

Anyone who worked in South African media from the 1960s until 1990, when Nelson Mandela was released from prison, could be forgiven for feeling an ugly, disturbing sense of déjà vu today.

By Chris Moerdyk 3 Sep 2014 14:28

Cops roughed up our reporter, says The Times
Cops roughed up our reporter, says The Times

A complaint of assault has been made against the Ekurhuleni metro police for manhandling a reporter from The Times...

25 Aug 2014 08:19

Anton Harber
SA must put pressure on Swaziland to open society

I think SA should recall its ambassador to Swaziland and threaten to close our borders with the country. I am not joking...

By Anton Harber 22 Aug 2014 06:21

DA 'shames' Motsoeneng, SABC
DA 'shames' Motsoeneng, SABC

NEWSWATCH: The Democratic Alliance's court bid to have SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng dismissed 'shames' him and the SABC, according to his lawyer, reports BD Live. Other reports follow...

20 Aug 2014 07:15

DA's bid to oust Motsoeneng in court today
DA's bid to oust Motsoeneng in court today

The Democratic Alliance's action to have the SABC's COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng dismissed from his position begins in court today... (video)

By Staff Reporter 19 Aug 2014 10:07

Anton Harber
A saga in three chapters

This is a tale in three chapters of behind-the-scenes newsroom intrigue and backstabbing...

By Anton Harber 18 Aug 2014 05:35

Presidency and M&G in court again
Presidency and M&G in court again

The five-year court battle between the Mail & Guardian and the Presidency over access to a report (commissioned by Thabo Mbeki) on the 2002 election in Zimbabwe is going back to court...

By Franny Rabkin 14 Aug 2014 08:17

Playboy 'has played' Icasa
Playboy 'has played' Icasa

Playboy allegedly duped the Independent Communications Authority of SA into granting pay TV station StarSat a licence to broadcast porn movies...

13 Aug 2014 07:07

Anton Harber
Does a liar as a source ever deserve protection?

It is easy to review ethical decisions in journalism with hindsight, when one has the luxury of time to wonder whether a choice made under pressure was the correct one...

By Anton Harber 8 Aug 2014 05:48

The SABC and rights to live BB games: Yes? No?
The SABC and rights to live BB games: Yes? No?

NEWSWATCH: Does the SABC have the rights to broadcast Bafana Bafana games live? The national broadcaster says it does, despite media reports to the contrary.

6 Aug 2014 07:10

SANRAL's secrecy: R2K comes out fighting
SANRAL's secrecy: R2K comes out fighting

R2K Western Cape has rejected SANRAL's refusal to allow even limited transparency in the matter of proposed e-tolls in the Western Cape.

5 Aug 2014 06:59

Anton Harber
Newspapers' scrutiny of each other can be good

Like politicians, national sports coaches and rhinos, newspapers proprietors need big heads and thick skins.

By Anton Harber 1 Aug 2014 06:05

R2K statement on Sanral "confidential" court case
R2K statement on Sanral "confidential" court case

A statement issued by the Right2Know Campaign and Section 16 seeks to intervene urgently in a secrecy application brought by SANRAL and Protea Parkways Consortium (PPC).

31 Jul 2014 13:59

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