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Record number of journalists imprisoned globally

A record number of journalists remain imprisoned throughout the world for their work, the annual census by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds. In Africa, Egypt and Eritrea top the list...

2 days ago

Washington Post: 'sting' sought to embarrass newspaper in sex probe

The Washington Post said Monday it was the target of an apparent "sting" operation that sought to plant a false story to discredit the newspaper's investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

29 Nov 2017

Impunity in the murders of journalists creates intractable cycle

Somalia tops CPJ's 10th annual Global Impunity Index which highlights countries where journalists are murdered regularly...

1 Nov 2017

Southern African Freelancers' Association applauds victory for media independence

SAFREA shares the news of two major wins for a more independent public broadcaster and greater media freedom in South Africa...

Issued by SAFREA 25 Oct 2017

Threats to media after Uganda parliamentary brawl

The Ugandan authorities must stop threatening to close media outlets simply for doing their job, said Amnesty International...

28 Sep 2017

Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press

Cameroon's broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released this week...

21 Sep 2017

Call for urgent inquiry into Media Development and Diversity Agency

Right2Know Campaign calls for an urgent inquiry into the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA)...

1 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: Inside the truth of the female-strong EWN newsroom

Hiding behind police vans while live ammunition is fired. Dodging rocks hurled at your car. Running for safety from drug addicts demanding money. These aren't just one-off nightmares but the harsh realities of daily work life for the females in Primedia Broadcasting's EWN newsroom. While they spend their days telling other people's tales, I got them to share a few of their own...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Aug 2017

Mexican journalist wins Peter Mackler Award for Courageous & Ethical Journalism

Mexican journalist Marcos Vizcarra is the 2017 winner of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism...

24 Aug 2017

Appeals panel rules Huffington Post blog post did not amount to hate speech

Former Huffington Post SA editor-in-chief Verashni Pillay has been successful in her appeal against a hate speech ruling by the press ombudsman...

22 Aug 2017

Journalists openly protested against changes to editorial policy

The SABC 8 followed in the footsteps of former public protector Thuli Madonsela on Tuesday when they received an award for bravery.

By Aron Hyman 17 Aug 2017

How to save SA from state capture and media elitism

Critical questions about South Africa's political future, the economy, media and its sustainability, and how to combat the fake news scourge, were all addressed at the Daily Maverick's The Gathering 2017 series...

By Louise Marsland 4 Aug 2017

Fake news is ‘weaponised social media'

Fake news is the new battleground for media freedom as social media is “weaponised” for propaganda purposes and fake news...

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2017

Media freedom is a cornerstone of democracy

Anti-media rhetoric is fuelling violence against journalists across South Africa, The Gathering 2017 Media Edition, presented by The Daily Maverick, heard...

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2017

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International

#DesignIndaba2018: Telling stories about purpose-led design

To many 'Design Indaba' is simply founder Ravi Naidoo, but there's a huge team behind the scenes. Meet Neo Maditla, Design Indaba's new editor-in-chief. With her hard-news background and passion for purpose-led design, she's the tough cookie looking to make the Design Indaba website as popular as its annual Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 15 hours ago

Disney, Fox in focus on Wall Street as deal talk heats up

NEW YORK - Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox shares were in the spotlight on Wednesday amid reports the two media-entertainment powerhouses were readying a major deal for some of Fox's prized television and film assets.

22 hours ago

Wines and their labels: Crafting narratives that speak to us

Marketing professionals often consider packaging to be a product's primary means of communication. It communicates explicit and implicit messages to the consumer, particularly through its visual aspect.

By Franck Celhay 1 day ago

Times Media Films represents 10 of Golden Globe-nominated films announced

Earlier this week (Monday, 11 December) the nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were announced of which Times Media Films represents ten, including the forerunner for nominations, The Shape of Water with seven nods, followed by The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with six each. The Greatest Showman and Dunkirk have three nominations each as well.

1 day ago

Jury chairs for ADC 97th Annual Awards announced

The One Club for Creativity has announced nine creative leaders who will serve as jury chairs for the prestigious ADC 97th Annual Awards.

1 day ago

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