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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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