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Washington Post: 'sting' sought to embarrass newspaper in sex probe

The Washington Post said Monday it was the target of an apparent "sting" operation that sought to plant a false story to discredit the newspaper's investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

29 Nov 2017

Impunity in the murders of journalists creates intractable cycle

Somalia tops CPJ's 10th annual Global Impunity Index which highlights countries where journalists are murdered regularly...

1 Nov 2017

Southern African Freelancers' Association applauds victory for media independence

SAFREA shares the news of two major wins for a more independent public broadcaster and greater media freedom in South Africa...

Issued by SAFREA 25 Oct 2017

Threats to media after Uganda parliamentary brawl

The Ugandan authorities must stop threatening to close media outlets simply for doing their job, said Amnesty International...

28 Sep 2017

Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press

Cameroon's broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released this week...

21 Sep 2017

Call for urgent inquiry into Media Development and Diversity Agency

Right2Know Campaign calls for an urgent inquiry into the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA)...

1 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: Inside the truth of the female-strong EWN newsroom

Hiding behind police vans while live ammunition is fired. Dodging rocks hurled at your car. Running for safety from drug addicts demanding money. These aren't just one-off nightmares but the harsh realities of daily work life for the females in Primedia Broadcasting's EWN newsroom. While they spend their days telling other people's tales, I got them to share a few of their own...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Aug 2017

Mexican journalist wins Peter Mackler Award for Courageous & Ethical Journalism

Mexican journalist Marcos Vizcarra is the 2017 winner of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism...

24 Aug 2017

Appeals panel rules Huffington Post blog post did not amount to hate speech

Former Huffington Post SA editor-in-chief Verashni Pillay has been successful in her appeal against a hate speech ruling by the press ombudsman...

22 Aug 2017

Journalists openly protested against changes to editorial policy

The SABC 8 followed in the footsteps of former public protector Thuli Madonsela on Tuesday when they received an award for bravery.

By Aron Hyman 17 Aug 2017

How to save SA from state capture and media elitism

Critical questions about South Africa's political future, the economy, media and its sustainability, and how to combat the fake news scourge, were all addressed at the Daily Maverick's The Gathering 2017 series...

By Louise Marsland 4 Aug 2017

Fake news is ‘weaponised social media'

Fake news is the new battleground for media freedom as social media is “weaponised” for propaganda purposes and fake news...

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2017

Media freedom is a cornerstone of democracy

Anti-media rhetoric is fuelling violence against journalists across South Africa, The Gathering 2017 Media Edition, presented by The Daily Maverick, heard...

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2017

AmaBhungane condemns BLF disruption at #GuptaLeaks media gathering

The amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism on Friday condemned an interruption by the lobby group Black First Land First (BLF) at their town hall event in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Thursday...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng 28 Jul 2017

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International

Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform

While conducting on-going, large sample studies over the past two years, London based research company Lumen has proved that the actual viewing of, as opposed to potential exposure to adverts (no matter the reading platform of digital or print) leads to almost 9 times more sales.

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AME Awards announce grand jury and extend deadline

New York Festivals' AME Awards has announced its 2018 grand jury. Since 1994, the AME Awards jury has honoured campaigns world-wide that successfully demonstrate ground-breaking solutions to challenging marketing problems that achieve measurable results.

17 hours ago

Six SA judges selected for NYF's grand jury

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury, which includes six South African judges.

7 Dec 2017

6 tips for effectively managing M&A communications

Recently, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi merged with the First Gulf Bank to create First Abu Dhabi Bank, the largest financial institution in the UAE with assets totalling $186bn. This not only represents a significant achievement for all parties involved, but it could also herald further merger and acquisition activity across the UAE - bringing both significant opportunities as well as challenges to the businesses involved.

By Shane Dolan 7 Dec 2017

Report shows native advertising rises in importance

According to a new report, released by the International News Media Association (Inma) and the Native Advertising Institute the importance of native advertising continues to rise in the revenue mix even as labelling is inconsistent for many media companies.

7 Dec 2017

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