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Sanef expresses concern over media freedom

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has expressed its concern regarding a spate of incidents that have the potential to erode media freedom in South Africa...

2 May 2017

Media freedom award winners announced

Ethiopia's Eskinder Nega is named IPI Press Freedom Hero; and the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee is honoured as Free Media Pioneer...

26 Apr 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown...

24 Apr 2017

Right2Know campaign addresses new SABC interim board

The Right2Know campaign has written an open letter to the new SABC interim board, addressing its hopes and needs going forward...

24 Apr 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

12 Dec 2016

Deny violence of speech, writing and action against women

During the 16 days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign (25 November to 10 December), let us also recall that violence of speech, writing and art also hampers our ability to reach such a target...

By Teresa Jenkins 2 Dec 2016

SACOMM denounces ongoing harassment of journalists at UJ

The South African Communication Association (SACOMM) has issued a statement noting its concern about the ongoing intimidation, harassment and abuse of both professional and student journalists...

22 Nov 2016

Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps

Internet freedom declined for a sixth consecutive year in 2016 as governments around the world cracked down on social media and messaging applications used to express dissent, a watchdog group said on Monday...

15 Nov 2016

State capture report dominates online conversations

According to Meltwater, global media intelligence provider, the state capture report, released by former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, has gained significant traction online...

9 Nov 2016

R2K worried about Independent Media's decision to leave Press Council

The Right to Know organisation (R2K) has expressed its concern over the announcement by Independent Media that it will no longer be subject to the authority of the Press Council...

28 Oct 2016

SABC denies it banned footage of protests

The SABC has denied canning protest footage, despite taking an editorial decision to do so...

By Genevieve Quintal 20 Sep 2016

SAFREA opposes harassment of Kenyan journalists

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) has announced its solidarity with its media alliance partner, the Association of Freelance Journalists Kenya (AFJK), and other Kenyan institutions as they petition against unwarranted harassment of media professionals...

16 Sep 2016

Keynote speaker at Sikuvile Awards reiterates need for media freedom

In his keynote address at the Sikuvile Awards, the group chief executive of the Standard Bank Group and the chief executive of Standard Bank South Africa, Sim Tshabalala, made the call to all the country's citizens...

31 Aug 2016

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International

US heads country ranking in annual D&AD rankings

D&AD has released the network and country rankings for 2017, following the 55th D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony. There were 732 Pencils awarded this year, including 62 Yellow and 5 Black and, for the first time, the US came out in front in terms of country rankings, with the UK and Australia taking the next consecutive spots.

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LIA announces Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury

LIA has announced the members of the Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury, headed up by Michael Ritchie, MD and executive producer at Revolver/Will O'Rourke.

2 days ago

How 'dark genius' Ailes reshaped US television news

NEW YORK - Championed by conservatives as a visionary, reviled by liberals as a menace, Fox News founder Roger Ailes re-shaped US television news and helped to craft a conservative populism that ultimately gave rise to Donald Trump.

19 May 2017

Lions Innovation programme roars to the edge

Lions Innovation, the two-day specialist event, taking place as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 19-20 June 2017, has released its programme of live tech demonstrations, immersive performances and the latest innovations in voice tech, bots, AI, IoT, AR and mixed realities.

19 May 2017

Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away.

18 May 2017

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