A few weeks ago, SA's media world was stunned by the news of Moneyweb taking Fin24 to court for doing what aggregators around the world have been doing since the dawn of Internet publishing: re-purposing of their original stories. My personal reaction, when I heard about it? "About time."
Branko Brkic 30 Sep 2013
As we chronicle how the brave people of Egypt and Tunisia fight to win their basic freedoms for the first time, the rest of Africa looks to be sliding back into the ever-tightening rule of Big Men. The question is, what will we do about it? What will we do to make sure Free African Media is a reality?
Branko Brkic 8 Feb 2011
In our previous chapters, we discussed how online news media found itself in a sticky space and what needed to happen for it to be taken seriously. Now we need to find out what global online news outfits will have to do to survive and even make some money
Branko Brkic 18 Nov 2010
Exactly a year ago, a single sentence was sent into the twittersphere. It said simply and matter-of-factly: "The Daily Maverick, now live." It was an inconspicuous beginning to a project that would soon turn into an adventure, a road-trip that is increasingly looking more like the ride of a lifetime.
Branko Brkic 29 Oct 2010
Over the past couple of months, many editors, journalists and analysts have been surprised - indeed, taken aback - by the effectiveness of the ANC's march towards what would effectively be criminalising the free media. Here's how the political party is doing it.
Branko Brkic 16 Aug 2010