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Durban writer praises Rushdie, attacked

NEWSWATCH: Durban writer Zainub Priya Dala believes she was assaulted for expressing admiration for controversial novelist Salman Rushdie, reports Mail & Guardian...

23 Mar 2015 07:58

R2K: Parliament needs to rein in its rogue secret committee!

Murray Hunter, national spokesperson for the Right2Know Campaign says R2K is outraged to learn that Parliament's intelligence committee, the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence, has gone ahead in secret to interview candidates for the 'spy ombud', the Inspector General of Intelligence...

18 Mar 2015 12:26

DA requests parliamentary inquiry into Hope Zinde allegations

The DA has written to the chair of the Communications Portfolio Committee, Joyce Moloi-Moropa, requesting a parliamentary inquiry into allegations against SABC Board Member Hope Zinde...

18 Mar 2015 10:09

Jamming was to stop drones, says Mahlobo

State Security Minister David Mahlobo this week insisted that the jamming device used in Parliament during the state of the nation address was designed to stop the operation of drones in parliamentary air space, and prevent cellphones being used as triggers for explosive devices.

18 Mar 2015 07:14

Sanef condemns Western Cape Government's Cape Times decision

Sanef has strongly condemned a Western Cape provincial government directive to provincial departments concerning their subscriptions to the Cape Times...

17 Mar 2015 06:45

R2K up in arms over FPB's internet censorship proposals

The Right2Know Campaign has called on the public to reject the Film and Publications Board's (FPB) proposals to censor the internet in South Africa...

11 Mar 2015 07:02

The New Age opts out of ombudsman system

NEWSWATCH: The New Age newspaper has pulled out of the Press Council's ombudsman system, the council said yesterday, reports Mail & Guardian...

5 Mar 2015 07:32

Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts

NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is in the firing line over 'irregular' adverts placed in The New Age, reports City Press...

2 Mar 2015 08:35

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral

PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....

2 Mar 2015 07:35

One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Threat to gag Sunday Times over hidden Swiss billions

Banking giant HSBC has threatened the Sunday Times for exposing the wealthy South Africans who stashed R23bn in secretive Swiss bank accounts, demanding all this data be 'destroyed'...

By Rob Rose and Tina Weavind 16 Feb 2015 06:26

Remember Andre Brink's call to cancel the Secrecy Bill

At an historic Right2Know Campaign march to Parliament, the late Andre Brink delivered a petition against the secrecy bill, signed by a wide range of writers, including Zakes Mda and Nadine Gordimer...

10 Feb 2015 08:58

The script of the Western news media

Are African lives worth a whole lot less than the lives of people in other parts of the world? But more to the point, are African journalists doing a better job than their Western peers in covering the continent?...

By Janine Lazarus 4 Feb 2015 08:36

Serial - A murder investigation...

An experimental US serial has transformed investigative journalism...

By Anton Harber 2 Feb 2015 09:19

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