The editor of the Informer community newspaper in the Eastern Cape did not appear in court on trespassing charges as he was scheduled to do yesterday.
4 Dec 2013 09:22
"At present, we only know," George Orwell wrote in his great piece on censorship, "that the imagination, like certain wild animals, will not breed in captivity." Orwell was wrong.
By Anton Harber 29 Nov 2013 08:32
NEWSWATCH: Police apparently fear that reporters with machine guns hidden in their cameras could pose a risk to Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, reports Times Live, and Communications Minister Yunus Carrim says he has received the PP's report on the SABC, reports IOL.
By Rod Baker 26 Nov 2013 09:19
NEWSWATCH: The government ministers' ban on taking or publishing pictures of Nkandla has prompted a storm of protest, reports EWN and the UK's Financial Times.
By Rod Baker 22 Nov 2013 08:14
The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) does not agree with the ministers of police and state security, who said yesterday that it was illegal to publish photographs of President Jacob Zuma's upgraded Nkandla home.
22 Nov 2013 07:17
"You can imagine the world media - the frenzy that will be created when Julius Malema stands up to give his answer to the State of the Nation Address" - Frans Cronje of the Institute of Race Relations in a Biznews interview
By Ed Herbst 22 Nov 2013 06:47
The Daily Sun must publish a front page apology for the publication of two graphic photographs of corpses, Press Ombudsman Johan Retief has ruled.
21 Nov 2013 12:32
NEWSWATCH: First they couldn't, now they can - the media that is... can cover Julius Malema's trial on multiple charges, reports news24. BDLive reports the owner of Goldfields newspaper is to testify against Media24, and Google and Microsoft have agreed to measures to block images of child abuse, reports the BBC.
By Rod Baker 18 Nov 2013 11:39
South Africa is fortunate to have courageous women journalists. From Helen Zille, who revealed the truth behind Steve Biko's death, to present-day Carmel Rickard, Mandy Wiener, Phylicia Oppelt, Ferial Haffajee, Angela Quintal and Alide Dasnois...
By Ed Herbst 15 Nov 2013 07:52
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian reports the South African Police Service has threatened Independent Newspapers because it wants the group to 'hand over material related to intercepted calls involving national police commissioner Riah Phiyega'. On the media front, Gill Moodie reports on Grubstreet that Caxtons is buying RamsayMedia.
By Rod Baker 4 Nov 2013 08:10
The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has expressed its concern at an alleged attempt to harass and intimidate a community newspaper editor.
3 Dec 2013 07:08
The Protection of Personal Information Bill is now an Act! It was signed on 19 November by President Zuma and published in the Government Gazette on 26 November 2013.
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