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 The Disruptions Accelerated report shows the growing trend in harassment of and violence against journalists.
Wits report highlights media landscape trends

Saturday 18 October 2014 08:04

Continued decline of print circulation, on-going retrenchments, and an increased number of broadcast media are some of the media landscape trends documented in the Wits Journalism report.

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Acting Group Executive of SABC News, Jimi Matthews.
The Complexion of Newsrooms changed: but old norms haunt us

Friday 17 October 2014 11:21

The mainstream media in South Africa follows the model assumed by the major western media houses when it comes to reporting on Africa, writes Jimi Matthews.

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Ferial Haffajee to receive highest honour in New York

Wednesday 1 October 2014 05:47

The Committee to Protect Journalists will honour City Press Editor-in-Chief Ferial Haffajee as one of four journalists, at their annual Press Freedom Awards in New York.

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Media and science experts Himla Soodyall, Sarah Wild, Ayanda Allie Paine, Michele Ramsay and  Michael Pepper were discussing the importance of science in society at the Wits Club on Thursday.
Media, science experts debate science reporting in SA

Friday 12 September 2014 15:47

Media and science experts are concerned about the poor coverage of science in the South African media.

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Prof Janet Kolodzy from Emerson College (Boston) in the Africa Media Matrix building.
The new era of convergence journalism

Sunday 7 September 2014 19:10

Having gone through the panic of declining print sales, and faced the escalation of a new hybrid digital media production, the journalism industry is finally finding its feet

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Sanef criticises journalist licensing proposal by Motsoeneng

Friday 4 July 2014 13:56

The South African National Editor's forum says licensing journalists to practise would have a negative impact in the media industry.

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SABC performance under scrutiny at radio conference

Thursday 3 July 2014 19:14

The SABC has been described as an organisation that's capable of setting the benchmark for good journalism in South Africa outside of political and commercial interference.

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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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President Jacob Zuma
Print media is extremely hostile towards Zuma

Monday 26 November 2012 13:56

The time has come for all honest citizens to acknowledge that our mainstream media hates the state president, writes Elvis Masoga.

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More than 40 people were killed during a clash between mineworkers and police at the Lonmin mine in Marikana, North West.
Marikana and the problem of pack journalism

Sunday 7 October 2012 17:11

Initial sample of the press coverage during the week of the Marikana ‘massacre’ raises some serious, unavoidable questions, about the state of South Africa's journalism, writes Jane Duncan.

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