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Johann Botha was shot and killed during a robbery in Johannesburg last week.
Moving memorial for 50/50 presenter Johann Botha

Thursday 15 June 2017 20:49

The death of 53-year-old former 50/50 presenter and radio personality, Johann Botha has been described as a huge loss to the broadcasting and journalism profession.


President Jacob Zuma is expected to officially open the World News Media Congress on Wednesday evening.
World News Media Congress underway in Durban

Wednesday 7 June 2017 16:54

Organisers of the World News Media Congress, which kicks off on Wednesday at the Durban ICC, have called on the participation of all media houses in South Africa.


World Press Freedom Day on 3 May is a day which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom.
Media freedom in the spotlight

Wednesday 3 May 2017 08:00

To highlight issues face by journalists, World Press Freedom Day is marked on May 3rd every year.


Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba is due to be sentenced on April 24.
Cameroonian journalist could face the death penalty

Monday 24 April 2017 06:00

Cameroonian Journalist Ahmed Abba could face the death penalty after being charged in a military court with terrorism in relation to his work as a journalist.


Fake news: Secret hiding in unlikely places

Thursday 20 April 2017 21:27

Fake news. It's the buzzword in newsrooms all over the world.


A scientist with a fascinating story? Some tips on how to make it soar

Sunday 26 March 2017 21:13

Scientists, research organisations and society at large all benefit from fruitful interactions between scientists and journalists.


SABC Reporter Reginald Witbooi has described his win at the SADC South African Media Awards as a pleasant surprise.
SABC reporter Reginald Witbooi scoops SADC media award

Saturday 11 March 2017 08:33

SABC Reporter, Reginald Witbooi of Kimberley has scooped the Southern African Development Community South African Media Award in the general radio category.


Fake news presents fiction as fact.
Fake news is an attack on journalism

Thursday 26 January 2017 16:41

Fake news, which presents fiction as fact, constitutes an attack on journalists and publications, according to Wits University New and social media lecturer, Dinesh Balliah.


ESPN deputy editor of digital innovation for 'The Undefeated', Latoya Peterson.
Building games and immersive stories in newsrooms

Saturday 22 October 2016 10:13

Newsrooms are increasingly telling stories by creating news games and immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences for their audiences.


Pulitzer Prize marks 100th year

Monday 18 April 2016 15:14

The Pulitzer Prizes are marking their 100th year on Monday with the announcement of the winners of what are regarded as the most prestigious awards in American journalism.


Mathata Tsedu honoured for contribution to democracy and journalism

Sunday 21 February 2016 19:50

A ceremony was held to honour retiring distinguished journalist, Mathata Tsedu, who is being hailed as a role model.


Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says media and government share the common responsibilities as social partners.
Working group will support Govt / media relations

Sunday 22 November 2015 08:24

Government's lack of trust of the media was among critical issues debated at a dialogue between government and the Sanef in Pretoria.


The right dose of mental and emotional stamina seems to be the secret ingredient for those who have made it in the field of journalism.
Journalism a career or calling?

Friday 23 October 2015 15:23

Making a wise career decision can be one of the most daunting decisions; as there are lifetime repercussions to be considered.


Minoshni Pillay is the KwaZulu-Natal  Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award winner.
Vodacom award humbles SABC journalist

Friday 9 October 2015 12:00

SABC Radio News Journalist Minoshni Pillay scooped the overall winner of the KwaZulu-Natal Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award.


Media freedom is entrenched in Constitution: Expert

Monday 4 May 2015 10:00

South Africa has dropped four places in this year's Freedom House report which monitors South Africa's media freedom.


We must maximise freedom of expression: Harber

Friday 9 January 2015 11:17

The recent shooting at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has spawned a debate regarding the freedom of expression.


70 journalists killed and 211 jailed in 2013 alone: Rights group

Thursday 13 February 2014 06:54

A Journalism Right’s Group says the last two years have been absolutely atrocious for the profession with 70 journalists killed and 211 jailed in 2013 alone – figures comparable to 2012.


Media ethics should be a yardstick for breaking news

Tuesday 12 November 2013 12:55

Journalists are often told that their main goal is to ensure the right of citizens to truthful and important information.


Media coverage of Marikana massacre under spotlight

Monday 12 August 2013 15:43

Rhodes University Professor Jane Duncan says journalism risks becoming trapped in reporting the symptoms of police violence rather than the causes


SA political parties pay tribute to talented Rossouw

Tuesday 12 March 2013 16:40

The country’s political community has joined thousands of South Africans who flooded social media networks with tributes to highly respected political journalist and author Mandy Rossouw.


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