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Promoting media freedom across the globe

Deutsche Welle has launched DW Freedom, a project to encourage and protect freedom of speech and media freedoms around the world...

1 Feb 2018

Editors condemn Kenyan govt attempts to muzzle media

In a statement by the African Editors' Forum on media freedom in Kenya, the recent actions by the government to curb media freedoms has been strongly condemned...

1 Feb 2018

Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website

MANILA - Philippine journalists took to the streets Friday in support of a news website facing state-enforced closure, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of trampling on press freedom...

22 Jan 2018

Legal defence fund set up for Jacques Pauw over The President's Keepers

On Monday, Media Monitoring Africa announced a "legal defence fund" for journalist and author Jacques Pauw to fight legal challenges over his explosive 2017 book, The President's Keepers.

By Khulekani Magubane 16 Jan 2018

CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards

As US President Donald Trump announces his "fake media" awards, the CPJ names its global press oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics...

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Information overload - finding the 'right' kind of news

If you heard the news today, it's because you chose to. It doesn't mean that you and I have consumed the same news and even if we have, the information and our level of engagement may be different...

By Gia Nicolaides 8 Jan 2018

A December to remember: Africa's dire press freedom record

The media landscape for journalists and other media workers remains grim in many parts of Africa, with targeted killings and continued attacks on freedom of speech...

3 Jan 2018

Kazakhstan passes controversial media law

Kazakhstan on Thursday pushed through a raft of controversial amendments to a media law despite concern that the new legislation will further limit freedom of speech in the tightly-controlled nation...

29 Dec 2017

2017 Daily Maverick South African Persons of the Year: The Whistle-blowers

In 2017, the horrifying extent of State Capture finally became clearer to the South African public. And we would still be languishing in the dark were it not for the whistle-blowers: the handful of courageous South African men and women who did not remain silent in the face of wrongdoing, but stood up and spoke out...

By Jessica Bezuidenhout & Rebecca Davis 22 Dec 2017

Eight Uganda tabloid staff freed on bail

A Ugandan court has released eight editors and directors of one of the country's most popular newspapers, who were charged with treason last month, effectively stalling the tabloid's operations...

21 Dec 2017

The Post: a Hollywood ode to journalism

At a time when the media is being accused of peddling "fake news," Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are bringing Hollywood star power to a movie celebrating journalism and the virtues of a free press...

20 Dec 2017

Journalist, Mratt Kyaw Thu wins 2017 AFP Kate Webb Prize

Reporter Mratt Kyaw Thu has won the 2017 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for his coverage of ethnic strife in his native Myanmar...

20 Dec 2017

Record number of journalists imprisoned globally

A record number of journalists remain imprisoned throughout the world for their work, the annual census by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds. In Africa, Egypt and Eritrea top the list...

13 Dec 2017

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International

The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy.

By John Sinclair 44 minutes ago

UK retail loyalty programmes suffer from a lack of differentiation

The Retail Loyalty Programmes in the UK 2018 survey has found that UK retail loyalty programme operators are struggling to bring fresh ideas to the programme benefit mix. The report, announced recently by Razors Edge Business Intelligence, analyses the loyalty programmes operated by the UK's top 350 retailers, 48 loyalty programmes in all.

2 hours ago

Shortlist for 2018 AME Awards announced

The shortlist for the 2018 New York Festivals AME Awards has been announced.

3 hours ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism

There has been plenty to celebrate in Malta this month. We learned the island's GDP growth is predicted to be the highest in Europe and secondly, it's Karnival time!

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 16 Feb 2018

Young Ones Design Brief launched by The One Club, PartnersGlobal and United Nations

A new programme called the Young Ones Design Brief has been launched from a partnership between The One Club for Creativity, with global peace organisation PartnersGlobal and the United Nations' Together initiative.

16 Feb 2018

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