[Anton Harber] The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
[Anton Harber] The Sandton advertising world is one in which you will hear much said about the corruption of our public life, but when that corruption is in the advertising world itself...?
[Anton Harber] At the University of the Witwatersrand this week, we honoured a patriotic journalist who was killed because of his investigative work.
[Anton Harber] As this column went to press last week, Glenn Greenwald, the writer who broke the Edward Snowden story about US surveillance and who I described as the present rock star of journalism, resigned from The Guardian to join an internet start-up.
[Anton Harber] As Friday's aircraft to Brazil rolled down the runway at OR Tambo International Airport with most of South Africa's investigative reporters on board, I wondered what would happen to our journalism if it went down...
[Anton Harber] Hidden in the Times Media Group's recent financial statements was a decision to withdraw from the South Africa Press Association (Sapa).
[Anton Harber] It was telling that one struggled to get a copy of last week's report of the Print and Digital Media Transformation Task Team (PDMTT).
[Anton Harber] Who still takes three pages in the newspaper for their financial statements? The newspaper does, of course - and sometimes the statements contain nuggets of more interesting information - not strictly financial.
[Anton Harber] I am not among those who have leapt up to criticise the SABC for launching a new channel, nor for doing it on DStv.
[Anton Harber] I do not usually review second-rate books because I see little point. I prefer to encourage writing and reading by focusing on the vast amounts of interesting material on offer.
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