Senior journalist Tony Weaver faced a company disciplinary hearing because he questioned why the Cape Times cut an advertiser's logo out of a photograph of a shooting in a supermarket...
By Anton Harber 7 Nov 2014 06:04
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
Significant threats to media freedom are coming from unexpected places, the World Editors' Forum heard in Turin, Italy, last week...
By Anton Harber 20 Jun 2014 11:17
In the 1994 elections, only one newspaper called on voters explicitly to support the African National Congress (ANC). It is a startling reminder of how the structures of the apartheid media industry carried into the new era.
By Anton Harber 16 May 2014 05:31
The Sunday Times recently broke a story alleging that millions of rands intended for honouring the memory and legacy of Nelson Mandela was diverted to ANC members.
By Ed Herbst 15 May 2014 05:51
Exactly 20 years after we achieved media freedom, an opposition advertisement was banished from the national broadcaster because it showed pictures of police shooting protesters. So just as we were celebrating our freedom, it was eroded.
By Anton Harber 5 May 2014 06:49
My university and I were lambasted by a colleague for stooping so low as to engage in the Oscar Pistorius trial media frenzy...
By Anton Harber 14 Mar 2014 06:18
As the world's media gathered today outside and inside the High Court in Pretoria, there are many questions in the public's mind. Is this fair? Is this not voyeurism of the highest order? Will it influence the outcome? Is it necessary?
By Marion Scher 3 Mar 2014 14:56