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SAFREA is the Southern African Freelancers Association. We provide advocacy, support and resources to freelancers in the media and communications industry, and provide tools, training and networking to freelance professionals.

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SAFREA releases first-ever freelance media trends and income reportThe Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) has released groundbreaking research into the local freelance economy with the 2016 SA Freelance Media Industry and Rates Report. 25 Jan 2017 Read more

SAFREA supports CPJ and jailed journalists worldwideSAFREA supports the dedicated work and commitment shown by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in publishing their 2016 prison census, which documents the 259 journalists currently jailed worldwide. 13 Jan 2017 Read more

SAFREA rejects calls for 'volunteer' and low-paid journalistsSAFREA rejects a recent call by Mail & Guardian Africa for 'volunteers' to submit news and opinion content. The body, which represents freelance media professionals in southern Africa, sees the call as part of a worrying trend of devaluing media talent in the local news industry. 28 Oct 2016 Read more

SAFREA's James Oatway wins 2016 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist AwardSAFREA is proud to announce that James Oatway, independent South African photographer and SAFREA member, has been awarded the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award 2016 in the Mohamed Amin Photographic Award category (https://africa.cnnjournalistaward.com/en/finalists/2016/). 21 Oct 2016 Read more

SAFREA's Western Cape regional committee announces upcoming Langa eventSAFREA's Western Cape regional committee is pleased to announce its upcoming #PitchThisStory event to be held in Langa at ikhaya Le Langa on Sunday, 30 October, from 10h00-12h00. 12 Oct 2016 Read more

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Bruce Cooper
SAFREA Administrator

Laura Rawden

Cherry Gammelin
SAFREA PR & Marketing
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