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AI, freedom of expression and the press
AI, freedom of expression and the pressArticle

A free press or media has an important role to play in democracies as it is responsible for gathering and distributing the information that citizens use to decide how they are going to vote...

Hanno Brink 3 days ago

Report reveals the impact of Covid-19 on journalism
Report reveals the impact of Covid-19 on journalismArticle

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has released a report containing the voices of journalists working across the Global South and Emerging Economies highlighting the challenges faced by the profession during the pandemic...

15 Jan 2021

Publisher's Toolbox supports investigative journalism in partnership with Daily Maverick
Publisher's Toolbox supports investigative journalism in partnership with Daily MaverickArticle

Having been a part of the South African media landscape for over 10 years, Publisher's Toolbox is committed to supporting Mzansi's publishing industry in any way possible. Our ongoing relationship with Daily Maverick is proof...

Issued by Publisher’s Toolbox 10 Nov 2020

(Brasília - DF, 14/11/2019) Palavras do Presidente da República da África do Sul, Cyril Ramaphosa. Foto: Isac Nóbrega/PR. Licensed under the .
President Ramaphosa salutes media for Covid-19 coverageArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the South African media for its in-depth coverage of the Coronavirus pandemic, despite the industry itself being confronted by daunting challenges...

15 Sep 2020

Sanef chairperson, Mahlatse Mahlase.
Sanef to present 2020 Nat Nakasa Award to SA mediaArticle

Sanef has announced that it plans to award the 2020 Nat Nakasa Award to the entire South African body of media professionals and journalists...

21 Aug 2020

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Stop spreading the newsArticle

Kim Furman, Synthesis marketing manager writes that fake news might be an old-world problem but there are new world solutions to tackle it...

Kim Furman 11 Aug 2020

2020 Effie Index ranks world's most effective marketers
2020 Effie Index ranks world's most effective marketersArticle

Effie Worldwide has announced the 2020 Effie Index, the 10th annual ranking of the companies behind the world's most effective marketing efforts...

9 Jun 2020

Controls to manage fake news in Africa are affecting freedom of expressionArticle

Governments across the world are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source of frustration. Some are now referring to this fake news phenomenon as a 'disinfodemic'...

Ashwanee Budoo 18 May 2020

New monetisation models for media are needed
New monetisation models for media are neededArticle

Journalists need to be taught how to be entrepreneurs so they can contribute to the survival of the media industry, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, chairman of the APO Group...

Louise Burgers 16 Dec 2019

IPFA winners, New York.
International Press Freedom Awards announcedArticle

CPJ gala recognises courageous journalists from developing democracies, celebrates press freedom...

27 Nov 2019

All the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism winners. Image supplied.
#SBSJA19: Pure Truth recognisedArticle

Last night the newspaper industry gathered to recognise and reward the best journalism in the country at the Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards. The winners lived up to this year's awards theme: Pure Truth...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Sep 2019

The statue of founding president Mwalimu Julius Nyerere in Tanzania’s political capital Dodoma. Credit: WikiCommons.
Why Tanzania's attacks on free speech break with Nyerere's legacyArticle

Nyerere often argued that Tanzanians should not be afraid to challenge authority. He also spoke out strongly for freedom of speech...

Nick Westcott 3 Sep 2019

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Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across AfricaArticle

In Africa new data suggests citizens' support for press freedoms is in sharp decline...

Jeff Conroy-Krutz 2 Sep 2019

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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC statesArticle

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

19 Aug 2019

Ethiopians read newspapers in Addis Ababa on June 24. Following what the government refers to as a failed attempted coup, access to the internet was cut and journalists were arrested. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Tiksa Negeri.
In era of reform, Ethiopia still reverts to old tactics to censor pressArticle

While internet shutdowns and anti-terror laws being turned against journalists are nothing new in Ethiopia, their use in recent weeks is in stark contrast to the Ethiopia that welcomed the international media community for World Press Freedom Day...

Muthoki Mumo 10 Jul 2019

The six #CannesLions2019 Reach Lions Grand Prix winners...
#CannesLions2019: Reach Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on Wednesday, 19 June, with the 2019 Creative Data, Creative Strategy, Direct, Media, PR and Social & Influencer winners announced during the Reach award ceremony...

19 Jun 2019

Winners announced for 2019 Inma Global Media Awards
Winners announced for 2019 Inma Global Media AwardsArticle

Independent Media has won the Global Media Award for 'Best In Africa' amongst others at the coveted International News Media Association (Inma) Global Media Awards and the "Best in Show" Award was won by Helsingin Sanomat's "The Land of Free Press"...

20 May 2019

Military police patrol the streets of Gorongosa, in central Mozambique, on November 19, 2013. A radio journalist in Mozambique has been held in pretrial detention since January, 2019. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Grant Lee Neuenburg.
Mozambique National Journalist's Day marred by detentionArticle

CPJ joins calls for immediate and unconditional release of Mozambican radio journalist, Amade Abubacar...

12 Apr 2019

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Marianne Thamm on the crucial role of whistleblowers and investigative journalists in defeating corruptionArticle

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...

Leigh Andrews 10 Apr 2019

Tanzanians sit next to a tree in Dar es Salaam in 2015. Tanzanian authorities this week imposed a temporary ban on The Citizen over its reporting. Credit: CPJ/AP/Khalfan Said.
Tanzania imposes 7-day publication ban on The CitizenArticle

Authorities in Tanzania should allow journalists to report on matters of public interest freely...

11 Mar 2019

Editor Max du Preez with one of the early editions of Vrye Weekblad. .
Revival of Afrikaans anti-apartheid paper is good news. But change is in orderArticle

For a generation of Afrikaans-speaking South Africans the relaunch of the alternative weekly Vrye Weekblad (1988-1994), brought a whiff of nostalgia. Its readers remember the publication (first a newspaper, then a magazine) under Max du Preez's editorship, fondly...

Herman Wasserman 1 Mar 2019

FrontPageAfrica publisher Rodney Sieh, pictured on his release from prison in November 2013. Sieh says journalists in Liberia continue to face threats and harassment for their critical reporting. (CPJ/AP/Mark Darrough).
How Liberia's press is faring under Weah presidencyArticle

Liberian publisher Rodney Sieh is interviewed by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on how Liberia's press is faring under the George Weah presidency...

Angela Quintal 18 Feb 2019

87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negatively
87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negativelyArticle

Journalists from 52 countries reflect on their biggest fears about their industry, their personal feelings regarding the profession and why freedom of the press must be protected...

12 Dec 2018

Muthoki Mumo and Angela Quintal, Committee to Protect Journalists' Africa team.
Detained CPJ staffers released in TanzaniaArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists has welcomed the release of staffers Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo, who have safely left Tanzania...

9 Nov 2018

Open News MD, Nisa Allie.
How to launch an independent TV news channel like Open NewsArticle

eMedia Investments launched Open News on Thursday, 1 November. I visited the studios in the eMedia building on Stirling Street for a glimpse at the magic behind the scenes with MD, Nisa Allie on their fresh, honest alternatives to the news you see elsewhere...

Leigh Andrews 7 Nov 2018

How the Ugandan media has borne the brunt of censorship for decades
How the Ugandan media has borne the brunt of censorship for decadesArticle

The world watched in outrage recently as Reuters photojournalist, James Akena, was clobbered by three soldiers on the streets of Uganda's capital Kampala in full view of television cameras...

Geoffrey Ssenoga 8 Oct 2018

SCA rules on publication of child victims' names
SCA rules on publication of child victims' namesArticle

The Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a ground-breaking judgment recently in the matter Centre for Child Law & Others v Media 24 Limited & Others, reinforcing the public's right to be informed of crimes involving child victims...

Pieter Conradie, Anja Hofmeyr and Ashleigh Gordon 4 Oct 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Everything's coming up roses
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Everything's coming up rosesArticle

One of the charming oddities of living on a Mediterranean island is that a facet of national identity and indeed islander mentality manifests in how news is reported...

Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 14 Sep 2018

Policy specialist, Theo Venter
Amid the chaos, Vuca is the new normal in SAArticle

Vuca - the acronym for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity - is the new normal within the South African political context, said policy specialist, Theo Venter...

Nicci Botha 12 Sep 2018

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Media literally under fire in Capital Gazette shootingArticle

Newswatch: In a media shooting reminiscent of the Charlie Hebdo attack, five staff members of the Capital Gazette were killed and two injured when a man armed with a shotgun entered their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday afternoon...

29 Jun 2018

CPJ slams Tanzania govt for "draconian" social media laws
CPJ slams Tanzania govt for "draconian" social media lawsArticle

Tanzania forces forums, blogs, and streaming websites to comply with draconian regulations...

19 Jun 2018

US-based OMN TV explores opportunities in Ethiopia
US-based OMN TV explores opportunities in EthiopiaArticle

US Based OMN Television team en route to Ethiopia to 'explore opportunities' to open local branch offices...

7 Jun 2018

Ads24 general manager Ané Honiball and INMA executive director and CEO Earl Wilkinson. Image supplied by Media24.
Ads24 amongst Inma Global Media Awards winners announcedArticle

Ads24 won the Inma Global Awards, "Best in Africa" for "Ads24 Presents Food for Thought" at an Award ceremony held on Monday, 4 June, before more than 400 participants attending the Inma World Congress of News Media...

5 Jun 2018

Criminal defamation declared unconstitutional in Lesotho
Criminal defamation declared unconstitutional in LesothoArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists has welcomed the ruling by Lesotho's Constitutional Court that criminal defamation is unconstitutional...

29 May 2018

#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism
#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalismArticle

Africa's gift to the world - World Press Freedom Day every 3 May - keeps giving. Today, this freedom is possibly more relevant than ever...

Guy Berger 30 Apr 2018

Social investors now want to see impact, sustainability - and ROI
Social investors now want to see impact, sustainability - and ROIArticle

Social investors are looking for opportunities where their investment will have considerable long-term impact, while contributing to sustainable, meaningful development...

Issued by Next Generation 17 Apr 2018

#OFFinJoburg: Many a bumpy road ahead remains on Africa's long walk to democracy
#OFFinJoburg: Many a bumpy road ahead remains on Africa's long walk to democracyArticle

The Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) will make its debut in Africa on Monday, 26 March, in Johannesburg...

Sindy Peters 23 Mar 2018

SAFREA condemns assault of journalist outside Parliament
SAFREA condemns assault of journalist outside ParliamentArticle

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) is alarmed at the way Netwerk24 photojournalist Adrian de Kock was treated at the hands of EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu outside Parliament on 20 March...

Issued by SAFREA 22 Mar 2018

Sweden’s Svenska Dagbladet at the 2016 Inma Global Media Awards. © Inma.
The finalists for Inma Global Media Awards announcedArticle

Finalists in the Inma Global Media Awards were announced today, spotlighting excellence in audience, revenue, and brand development by news media companies...

8 Mar 2018

Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye released
Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye releasedArticle

Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega has finally been released from prison...

15 Feb 2018

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The Post: a Hollywood ode to journalismArticle

At a time when the media is being accused of peddling "fake news," Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are bringing Hollywood star power to a movie celebrating journalism and the virtues of a free press...

20 Dec 2017

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Fake news: Welcome to the Mad Hatter's tea partyArticle

Fake news was the topic of one of the sessions at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference that took place recently at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) campus in Johannesburg...

Danette Breitenbach 20 Nov 2017

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Media freedom is a cornerstone of democracyArticle

Anti-media rhetoric is fuelling violence against journalists across South Africa, The Gathering 2017 Media Edition, presented by The Daily Maverick, heard...

Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2017

Journalist and political commentator, Max du Preez
Has SA finally hit the reset button?Article

This country is never boring. Where else in the real world does the skinniving, intrigue and corruption offer more plot twists than Game of Thrones?

Nicci Botha 14 Jun 2017

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#WNC17: Turkish journalist Can Dündar receives the Golden Pen AwardArticle

DURBAN: Turkish journalist and former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper, Can Dündar is the deserving recipient of the Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers...

8 Jun 2017

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Wan-Ifra calls on South Africa government to protect media freedomArticle

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) has called on the South African government for renewed solidarity in the wake of threats to media freedom...

8 Jun 2017

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Sinclair to buy Tribune Media in $3.9bn broadcast dealArticle

WASHINGTON - Sinclair Broadcast Group announced on Monday a $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media, in a major consolidation of local television operators in the United States...

9 May 2017

Three South African finalists in Global Media Awards competition
Three South African finalists in Global Media Awards competitionArticle

The International News Media Association (INMA) has announced the 115 finalists in 20 categories and two groups for global/national brands and regional/local brands in the Global Media Awards competition...

8 Mar 2017

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Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutelyArticle

This was the phrase used by Lord Acton in 1887 (John Emerich Edward Dalberg, first Baron Acton – which explains why most people refer to him simply as “Lord Acton”)...

Chris Brewer 6 Mar 2017

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