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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

Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed

NEWSWATCH: CAIRO, EGYPT: With Peter Greste freed from jail in Cairo, efforts are now directed at getting his colleagues freed as well...

2 Feb 2015 07:08

Media, parliament discuss broadcast feed interruptions

Following complaints from the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) about provision of the Parliamentary feed, members of Sanef and the Press Gallery Association (PGA) met to discuss the issue.

30 Jan 2015 09:09

Max boost for News24... Du Preez is platform's new columnist

News24 has just announced that Max du Preez will be writing for their platform as a weekly columnist, starting next week...

29 Jan 2015 11:51

Survé, Dasnois... and 'that' hearing

NEWSWATCH: It is reported that Independent Newspapers proprietor Dr Iqbal Survé berated soon-to-be former editor of the Cape Times Alide Dasnois during her disciplinary hearing, reports Times Live...

29 Jan 2015 10:32

Let's encourage Zuma to bash whites

I am all in favour of President Jacob Zuma continuing his sniping campaign against whites and blaming everything on apartheid...

By Chris Moerdyk 29 Jan 2015 06:35

Sanef condemns police interference in press freedom

The South African National Editors' Forum calls upon the police and the public to respect the right of journalists to do their work and to protect them against those who may not wish for the truth to be known...

26 Jan 2015 13:30

National key points - the list they didn't want you to see

NEWSWATCH: A bid by the SA History Archive (Saha) and Right2Know Campaign has paid off. Here's The List, reports Mail & Guardian...

23 Jan 2015 09:00

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