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Newspapers' scrutiny of each other can be good

Like politicians, national sports coaches and rhinos, newspapers proprietors need big heads and thick skins.

By Anton Harber 1 Aug 2014 06:05

Apology to Mcebisi Skwatsha

On 19 May 2014 Bizcommunity published an article authored by Mr Ed Herbst entitled "A slice for the Elite: Cape Town's 2005 media war," in which it was alleged, amongst other things, that Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha used the SABC to fight political battles within the ANC for personal gain.

31 Jul 2014 15:33

R2K statement on Sanral "confidential" court case

The statement reads that the Right2Know Campaign and Section 16 seek to intervene urgently in a secrecy application brought by SANRAL and Protea Parkways Consortium (PPC) to have certain court documents and parts of the court hearings kept secret from the public and the media. The secrecy application will be heard by the Court on 4 August 2014.

31 Jul 2014 13:59

SABC staff need protecting

In an editorial opinion piece, BD Live says SABC staffers risk being caught up in the fallout from the bigger issues besetting the national broadcaster.

30 Jul 2014 05:34

Hummingbird's MD and Executive Producer selected as one of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans for 2014 - Media Entrepreneur category

Our intrepid Bridget Scarr has been selected as one of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans for 2014 in the category 'Media Entrepreneur'.

Issued by Hummingbird Group 29 Jul 2014 10:13

Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2014/15 open for entry

South African journalists are encouraged to enter the Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2014/15, which close for entries on 25 September 2014. Pfizer, together with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), offers the awards.

29 Jul 2014 07:58

Prophet cartoon a bad call, says Dawes

Publishing a cartoon depicting the Muslim Prophet Mohammed by the Mail & Guardian was a bad editorial decision, although the courts allowed it, former editor of the newspaper Nic Dawes said at the weekend.

29 Jul 2014 07:26

Motsoeneng stares down Malema

Fresh from leading a chaotic protest last week in Gauteng, Julius Malema is looking to start a new fire, this time threatening to lead the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in a mass action to burn television licences on the SABC's doorstep.

29 Jul 2014 07:16

Independent won't be threatened: Howard

Independent Media on Thursday warned the Mail & Guardian that it would not be cowed by threats, following reports in The Star and other papers on the Mail & Guardian's financial situation.

29 Jul 2014 06:40

EFF condemns coverage cut

The Economic Freedom Fighters say they are being excluded from the main programs of the public broadcaster.

28 Jul 2014 07:46

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 99: Best Marketing International and a jam-packed show

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, 24 July, host Warren Harding chatted to Hando SiniSalu, Founder & CEO of Best Marketing International. We spoke to Hando about "The Best of Global Digital Marketing: The Book" as well as his trip to JHB and CPT on 13 & 14 August to talk at the Marketing Mix events. Hando discusses how they chose the case studies that are featured in the Best in Global Digital book and we chat about the South African entries for The Tweeting Badger and the Organ Donor shop by Native VML (@native).

25 Jul 2014 13:03

SABC plan is antithesis of open journalism

On a recent visit here, The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger spoke of the concept of "open journalism", which his newspaper has adopted as part of its - so far highly successful - bid to become a leading global brand. The paper now has a digital audience about 15 times the size of its traditional print one.

By Anton Harber 25 Jul 2014 06:25