ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDIA

Zimbabwe urged to guarantee safety of journalists

2014-10-25 12:25

Global media watchdog, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists, on Friday urged Zimbabwe to guarantee the safety of journalists after a reporter was beaten up and detained by police.

ANC, DA claim vindication

2014-10-24 22:23

The ANC and the opposition have claimed the SABC judgment vindicated their clashing views on whether the public protector's findings are binding - an issue which is central to the Nkandla controversy.

Court orders SABC to suspend Motsoeneng

2014-10-24 14:49

The Western Cape High Court has ruled that the SABC must immediately suspend its controversial and famously matricless COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

What e.tv boss claims in court papers

2014-10-24 12:38

The story behind the suspension of e.tv boss Marcel Golding as executive chair of HCI has massive implications, not least, regarding the ANC and media freedom, writes Alec Hogg.

Sactwu, HCI deny political ploy in e.tv boss saga

2014-10-24 12:06

Sactwu and HCI are surprised by allegations of “political interference” in the suspension of the executive chairperson of HCI, Marcel Golding.

SABC chair interdicts Parliament

2014-10-23 19:04
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SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has obtained an interim interdict in the Western Cape High Court halting an inquiry into whether she lied about her academic qualifications.

Sanef deputy chair resigns

2014-10-22 11:55

SA National Editors' Forum deputy chairperson Makhudu Sefara has resigned from his position and his membership, the organisation says.

Oscar 'biggest news story in the world'

2014-10-21 19:09
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The sentencing of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is the biggest news story in the world, media monitoring group ROi Africa says.

Complaints against SABC not upheld

2014-10-20 14:10

The SABC was not biased in its news reports on the Israel-Gaza conflict, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) says.

How SABC chair can end Parly probe

2014-10-19 17:52

SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala could have cleared up the confusion over her qualifications within hours, a report says.

Tunisia urges Libya to find missing journalists

2014-10-18 20:30

Prime Minister Mongi Hamdi has urged Libya to locate two Tunisian journalists who went missing in the neighbouring violence-hit country after their arrest by an armed group.

R2K marches against mobile rates, media

2014-10-18 14:37

Around 250 people have marched in Cape Town to demand lower mobile call rates and media transformation.

Media Freedom Day deserves more: Editor

2014-10-17 14:53

Media Freedom Day deserves more than just a passing mention and should not be forgotten, says veteran editor Thami Mazwai.

SABC chair must give proof - Cosatu, SACP

2014-10-15 17:55

SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala must produce proof of her qualifications or immediately step down, Cosatu and the SACP says.

British didn't think Shrien Dewani would appear in SA court

2014-10-07 21:44

The murder trial of British businessman Shrien Dewani has kicked off with dramatic revelations in Cape Town. But what are the British saying? News24 finds out.

Journo 'didn't intend to defame magistrate'

2014-10-07 09:58

The North Gauteng High Court has reserved judgment in an appeal by a former Sowetan journalist over his conviction for criminal defamation.

NPA doesn't want Dewani trial broadcast live

2014-10-03 10:12
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The NPA says it will not be in the interests of justice for the murder trial of British businessman Shrien Dewani to be broadcast live, as it "may impact negatively on his health".

Nkandla project manager 'won't take the hit'

2014-10-01 10:16
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The public works department's Nkandla project manager says he is determined not to take the fall for somebody else's transgression relating to the R246m upgrade.

Beware of media censorship - US ambassador

2014-09-30 18:59

SA has to be wary of attempts to censor the media such as SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's recent suggestion that journalists be licensed, US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard says.

Parly, media serve same boss - Mbete

2014-09-24 12:50

Parliament and the media both have the responsibility to work correctly for the same "boss", National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says.

DA urges SABC chair not to resign

2014-09-23 13:42

The DA has urged SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala not to resign and rather face a parliamentary inquiry that she lied about her qualification.

Newspapers ordered to apologise to Kasrils

2014-09-19 11:04

The Press Ombudsman has ordered the Sunday Times and The Times newspapers to apologise to former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils for a story about the spy tapes.

Politicians not sufficiently reprimanded - Hartley

2014-09-18 20:48

South Africa has seen a number of corruption scandals since 1994 because politicians are not sufficiently reprimanded at the time, former Sunday Times editor and author Ray Hartley says.

Is Oscar Pistorius really writing a book?

2014-09-16 11:40

Oscar Pistorius is writing a book detailing his side of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Cybershrink deciphers what it all means.

Is Oscar Pistorius really writing a book?

2014-09-16 09:14

Oscar Pistorius is writing a book detailing his side of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Cybershrink deciphers what it all means.

 

Madonsela to review SABC judgment

2014-10-25 09:02
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will take the SABC court judgment on review as the judge's basis for deciding that her decisions are not binding is confusing, her office says.

ANC denies rift between Zuma, Mantashe

2014-10-24 20:43
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There is no rift between President Jacob Zuma and ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, the party says.

Court orders Motsoeneng disciplinary

2014-10-24 14:10

The Western Cape High Court has ordered that SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng face a disciplinary hearing and be suspended with full pay.

Suspended e.tv boss alleges govt interference

2014-10-24 12:14

E.tv boss Marcel Golding says his suspension is the result of government political interference in news coverage on e.tv's eNews and eNCA.

Court orders Motsoeneng's suspension

2014-10-24 12:00
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The Western Cape High Court has ordered that SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended with immediate effect pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.

Surve tells media rivals to be open

2014-10-23 14:29

Sekunjalo Group chairperson Iqbal Surve has urged business competitors, including those in the media to work together instead of destroying each other.

Washington Post 'Watergate' editor dead at 93

2014-10-22 09:31

Legendary former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw reporting on the Watergate scandal that brought down US president Richard Nixon, has died - he was 93.

Media frenzy as Oscar whisked off to prison in Nyala

2014-10-21 12:58

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been driven away from the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria accompanied by wailing police sirens, to begin serving his five-year jail term.

Media working group established - Zuma

2014-10-19 22:09

President Jacob Zuma has announced the establishment of a presidential communication and media working group to provide a platform for the sharing of ideas between government and media.

Sunday Times story misleading - presidency

2014-10-19 14:34
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The article published in the Sunday Times about President Jacob Zuma's parliamentary obligations is incorrect and grossly misleading, the presidency says.

R2K: Media ignores man on the street

2014-10-18 16:30

The mainstream media are sensationalist and are ignoring average South Africans, a Right2Know panel discussion in Durban heard.

Hundreds lose jobs in the media

2014-10-17 19:09

Almost 600 people have been retrenched in the media industry in the past year, according to a Wits Journalism report.

Media24's news chief quits

2014-10-16 19:41

Fergus Sampson, who has been the chief executive of Media24's news division since 2012, has resigned to pursue other interests, the firm says.

Inquiry about SABC chair to start - presidency

2014-10-10 11:24

An inquiry into allegations that SABC board chair Ellen Tshabalala has misrepresented her academic qualifications will start soon, says the presidency.

SABC denies blacking out SACP

2014-10-07 19:29

The SABC has denied allegations that it had blacked out an SA Communist Party story during its news bulletin.

No letter to suspend SABC chair - presidency

2014-10-07 05:00

President Jacob Zuma has not received a letter from the National Assembly requesting him to suspend SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala.

Daily Sun is SA's best-read newspaper

2014-10-01 13:02

The Daily Sun newspaper has a readership of 5.6 million, even though its circulation has declined, according to Ads24 and the newspaper.

Haffajee shares international press freedom award

2014-10-01 06:01

City Press editor-in-chief Ferial Haffajee has been named one of the recipients of this year's International Press Freedom Award by the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists.

Ex-Cape Times editor files papers in court

2014-09-27 07:00

Former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois has filed papers in the Labour Court following her dismissal.

Local title readership grows - Media24

2014-09-23 15:54

Readership of Media24's local newspaper titles increased by 1.2 million, according to research released.

FPB fires employees for stealing porn movie

2014-09-23 12:45

The Film and Publication Board has dismissed two employees after they tried to steal unclassified pornographic movie, Bush Pie 3, the organisation says.

SA politics must go on Noakes diet - editor

2014-09-18 21:54

South African politics needs to go on the "Noakes diet" and become more meaty, Times Media editor-at-large and author Ray Hartley says.

Special 'township' paper for Cape

2014-09-18 16:55

A newspaper for Western Cape townships will be launched at the end of September, it has been announced.

Is Oscar cashing-in on Reeva's death?

2014-09-16 09:33

Oscar Pistorius is writing a book detailing his side of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Cybershrink deciphers what it all means.

Fresh plan to commercialise Sapa

2014-09-16 06:00

The SA Press Association will be reconstituted and commercially revamped to become a modern fully multimedia provider of news coverage, its board has announced.

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