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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

German media groups furious after 32 reporters barred from G20

BERLIN - German media groups protested Wednesday after government authorities at last week's G20 summit suddenly withdrew the accreditations of 32 journalists on unspecified security grounds...

13 Jul 2017

BLF loses first round as journos fight back

The Johannesburg High Court have dismissed arguments by Black First Land First against an application by the SA National Editors Forum to halt attacks on journalists...

7 Jul 2017

Print media 'need to be controlled'

ANC policy conference delegates have called for parliament to implement urgently a proposal that a media appeals tribunal and regulatory body be established for the print media...

6 Jul 2017

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International

ICO to increase audience value

The audience is most important to an influencer; yet often it is difficult for them to develop loyal and engaging audiences and prove their audience's value. Launching its own universal cryptocurrency payment structure specifically for influencers, the IndaHash Coin, indaHash.com hopes to overcome this and offer simplified, seamless deposits on an innovative and secure platform, while granting digital tastemakers access to a leading-edge form of payment.

By Danette Breitenbach 14 hours ago

Local industry leaders invited to sit on international film festival's jury

Ciclope, a leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, has invited four prominent figures in the South African film industry to sit on the jury of its upcoming awards show, which takes place on the 26 - 27 October in Berlin, Germany.

17 hours ago

'Death by overwork': occupational hazard for Japan's media

TOKYO, Japan: The news that a young reporter at Japan's public broadcaster had worked herself to death came as little surprise to those inside the country's media, where a culture of excessively long hours has become the norm.

3 days ago

2017 World Press Trends report released

The World Press Trends 2017 report, published by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) on the occasion of Ifra/DCX Expo in Berlin, analyses the data collected from Wan-Ifra's annual survey of more than 70 countries, in addition to the insights and data from its global data partners.

3 days ago

Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted.

12 Oct 2017

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