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Tiso Blackstar's Sunday World shut down perturbs Sanef

The shut down of Tiso Blackstar's Sunday World and its plan to retrench staff across a number of its publications including the Sowetan, Business Day, The Herald and Daily Dispatch, has made the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) worried about the continued job losses in the media industry.

In the past two years, scores of journalists lost their jobs due to retrenchments by Tiso Blackstar, Media24, Independent Media and the shutdown of Afro Worldview, previously known as ANN7, by Multichoice.

Sanef is calling on media owners to think creatively and responsibly about implementing new, sustainable business models that are built on the integrity and trust of our readers, viewers and listeners place in us to tell the country's stories without fear or favour.
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