Roshila Jarosz

Communications by day, freelancer by night
Location:South Africa


Roshila Jarosz (neé Pillay) is a communications lackey by day, running a website and communications for an organisation, and by night a serial social networker and writer. She used to work as a journalist for various publications, including Elle magazine, the Mail & Guardian, Financial Mail Campus and the Sunday Independent, as well as other titles, before she sold out to corporates. Email her at and follow @Lipika777 on Twitter.
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Media24 'aggressive' in the tablet space

According to Leonora Redelinghuys, the divisional head of Touchlab, the unit specifically set up to develop Media24's tablet applications, the group is 'very aggressive in this space'. "With the largest tablet-focused development house in South Africa, we aim to solve the difficult problems facing digital publishing," she says.

By Roshila Jarosz 23 Jan 2012

Liza Albrecht quits Media24

Media24 group editor Tim du Plessis on Thursday, 19 January 2012, confirmed that the group's head of digital for Afrikaans titles, Liza Albrecht, has resigned. According to Du Plessis, the decision as to who will replace Albrecht will be made within the next week or so.

By Roshila Jarosz 20 Jan 2012

Cleo, Top Billing closing, new mag launching

Both Cleo and Top Billing magazines are set to go to print with their last editions, has confirmed. Meanwhile, Media24 will be launching an "international weekly news and fashion magazine".

By Roshila Jarosz 9 Dec 2011

SOS pickets SABC, calls for visionary leadership

Two days after newly appointed minister of communications Dina Pule briefed Parliament on the SABC's progress, unions, film makers, NGOs, freedom of expression activists and members of the public will converge on the broadcaster's headquarters and Parliament today, Thursday, 24 November 2011, 1pm-2pm, to picket. Organisers SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) will be calling for "visionary leadership now".

By Roshila Jarosz 24 Nov 2011

Mac vs M&G, Sunday Times

Yesterday, Sunday, 20 November 2011, the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) released a press statement voicing its concern over "the attempts by presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj to censor reports about his appearance before a secret inquiry conducted by the Scorpions investigative unit before its disbanding by bringing criminal charges against a newspaper." [video]

By Roshila Jarosz 21 Nov 2011

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