NEWSWATCH: The interpreter for the deaf at the memorial service for Madiba is a fake, and produced gibberish, it is claimed, reports Singapore's Straits Times, and you won't hear Zuma being booed... well, not on the SABC, anyway, reports City Press.
By Rod Baker 12 Dec 2013 06:45
NEWSWATCH: Independent group chair Iqbal Survé has denied that former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois was removed because of an editorial stance, and implied that she was axed for not meeting financial targets; not all the staff are buying it, reports Mail & Guardian, which also reports that the new editor, Gasant Abarder, is alleged (by EWN) to have 'absconded' from his position at Primedia Broadcasting (which owns EWN).
By Rod Baker 10 Dec 2013 09:47
The South African National Editors' Forum says it is shocked and concerned at the sudden removal from office of the editor of the Cape Times, Alide Dasnois, and the offer of redeployment elsewhere in the newspaper group.
9 Dec 2013 11:03
Responding to the criminal charges laid against the Sunday Times, its editor Phylicia Oppelt and journalist Bobby Jordan by Sekunjalo Investments, the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has strongly condemned the decision and urges Sekunjalo and its executive chairperson, Dr Iqbal Survé, to reconsider its decision.
9 Dec 2013 09:03
NEWSWATCH: Cape Times' editor Alide Dasnois has been fired, reports Mail & Guardian. Dasnois' removal appears to coincide with the publication of an article on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's finding on fisheries minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, reports IOL.
By Rod Baker 9 Dec 2013 08:00
Was the Mail & Guardian (M&G) justified last week in publishing the public protector's interim report into Nkandla? Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said it was a breach of the law, but I am less sure of this. There is a clause in the relevant Act that makes it illegal to publish documents and evidence that is before her during an investigation, but it does not deal with interim reports.
By Anton Harber 6 Dec 2013 08:48
NEWSWATCH: The ANC insists Thuli Madonsela leaked the provisional Nkandla report to the media, reports Mail & Guardian. She says she didn't, reports the SABC. Meanwhile, the final Nkandla report, warts and all, is due to be released in January, reports Sowetan Live, and Madonsela has hit back at her ANC critics (stopping short of labelling three of them liars), reports IOL.
By Rod Baker 5 Dec 2013 09:08
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
The unbearable lightness of Yunus Carrim as he seeks to limit the damage from the Special Investigative Unit report on endemic SABC corruption.
By Ed Herbst 4 Dec 2013 08:09
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
"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. And Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has defended the security cluster's stance on publishing images of Nkandla, reports iAfrica.
By Rod Baker 26 Nov 2013 09:19
"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
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