Leigh Andrews
Marianne Thamm on the crucial role of whistleblowers and investigative journalists in defeating corruption

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Image of Marianne Thamm via [[https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2016-09-27-video-between-the-lines-hitler-verwoerd-marianne-thamm/ Daily Maverick]]
[Leigh Andrews] On Wednesday, 10 April 2019 I snatched up the rare opportunity to spend most of my lunch hour with Marianne Thamm, the incredibly smart, candid natural storyteller who has witnessed the harshest violence as an investigative journalist, as well as the hope, resilience and fortitude of South Africa. Here's what you missed...

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Juanita Pienaar
The best of times and the worst of times for journalism

Jennifer Thomas is an assistant professor in the department of media, journalism, and film at Howard University. © .
Jennifer Thomas is an assistant professor in the department of media, journalism, and film at Howard University. © [[http://communications.howard.edu/faculty/jennifer-thomas/ Howard University]].
[Juanita Pienaar] Jennifer Thomas, an award-winning, veteran American broadcast journalist, was invited by the United States Embassy (South Africa) to address the Cape Town Press Club on media coverage of elections in the age of fake news late last month...

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Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: When Daphne met Dropbox

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: When Daphne met Dropbox
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[Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster] For a nation-state marked in the recent past by the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on an island that is positioning itself as the future blockchain capital of the world, it was inevitable that both these strands would come together at some point...

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Leigh Andrews
Why the Khashoggi murder mystery has dominated news headlines

Why the Khashoggi murder mystery has dominated news headlines
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[Leigh Andrews] With fake news at an all-time high and trust in the media at an all-time low, the Khashoggi murder case highlights the role of the media as the fourth estate, as killing the journalist does not necessarily mean you've killed the story...

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Guy Berger
#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism

#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism
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[Guy Berger] Africa's gift to the world - World Press Freedom Day every 3 May - keeps giving. Today, this freedom is possibly more relevant than ever...

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Danette Breitenbach
Media freedom, a personal freedom

Media freedom, a personal freedom
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[Danette Breitenbach] Media freedom is a right of all South Africans and not a limited mandate of editors and journalists...

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Teresa Jenkins
Deny violence of speech, writing and action against women

Deny violence of speech, writing and action against women[Teresa Jenkins] 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...

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Anton Harber
Publish and be damned in name of patriotism

Publish and be damned in name of patriotism[Anton Harber] After being stalked down a street, taunted and hit with a wrench, Emmanuel Sithole was cornered by his attackers, stabbed in the heart on a rubbish-strewn Alexandra street. He was from Mozambique...

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Anton Harber
One step forwards, one back for democracy

Anton Harber[Anton Harber] If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

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Anton Harber
Serial - A murder investigation...

Anton Harber[Anton Harber] An experimental US serial has transformed investigative journalism...

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Chris Moerdyk
Let's encourage Zuma to bash whites

Chris Moerdyk[Chris Moerdyk] I am all in favour of President Jacob Zuma continuing his sniping campaign against whites and blaming everything on apartheid...

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Leigh Andrews
Have we left the media freedom debate too late?

Have we left the media freedom debate too late?[Leigh Andrews] If you thought the murder of French media workers had little impact on the South African media landscape, Right2Know suggests you think again - prepare to take action with your pens and laptops...

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Anton Harber
Editors must edit without fear of being attacked

Anton Harber[Anton Harber] I once asked a South African editor why he ran a cartoon that he agreed was offensive. He said he had felt obliged, as he did not want to censor a well-known and much-respected cartoonist...

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Peter Mann
Networks' coverage of Paris terror attacks was a hopeless failure

Peter Mann[Peter Mann] Am I the only one who thinks that global media coverage of the Paris outrage sucked? (video)...

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Anton Harber
Confronting racism on the internet: A response to Nzimande

Anton Harber[Anton Harber] Minister of Higher Education and Communist Party chief Blade Nzimande is right to be concerned about hate speech and racism on the internet - but what is to be done about it?

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Anton Harber
Space for independent, critical media is under siege

Anton Harber[Anton Harber] Senior journalist Tony Weaver faced a company disciplinary hearing because he questioned why the Cape Times cut an advertiser's logo out of a photograph of a shooting in a supermarket...

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Chris Moerdyk
A justifiable sense of déjà vu for SA's mass media

Chris Moerdyk[Chris Moerdyk] Anyone who worked in South African media from the 1960s until 1990, when Nelson Mandela was released from prison, could be forgiven for feeling an ugly, disturbing sense of déjà vu today.

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Anton Harber
SA must put pressure on Swaziland to open society

Anton Harber[Anton Harber] I think SA should recall its ambassador to Swaziland and threaten to close our borders with the country. I am not joking...

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Anton Harber
Does a liar as a source ever deserve protection?

Anton Harber[Anton Harber] It is easy to review ethical decisions in journalism with hindsight, when one has the luxury of time to wonder whether a choice made under pressure was the correct one...

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Anton Harber
Freedom of media under threat even in top democracies

Anton Harber[Anton Harber] Significant threats to media freedom are coming from unexpected places, the World Editors' Forum heard in Turin, Italy, last week...

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