Angola police cordon off radio station

2015-07-30 19:04

Angolan police have moved in on a radio station and held a journalist, as protesters called for the release of a rapper and other political activists.

Call for Naspers/Media24 to pay for apartheid role

2015-07-29 16:59

A support group for apartheid victims has called on Media24 and Naspers to create a victims' fund after the company apologised for its role in the previous dispensation.

Australian reality TV stars 'shot at by ISIS' in Syria

2015-07-28 12:01

Australian public broadcaster SBS has defended a reality show where participants were shot at by ISIS in Syria as part of a trip retracing refugees' journeys, saying they had extensive security preparations.

Naspers apologises for its role in apartheid

2015-07-25 22:06

Media24 CEO Esmare Weideman has acknowledged Naspers's complicity in a morally indefensible political regime and the hurtful way this played out in newsrooms and boardrooms.

Don't parrot Western ideologies, Mugabe tells journalists

2015-07-23 19:05

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called on African journalists to tell the "African story" and stop being "used" by Western powers to "despise" the continent’s heads of state, media reports say.

Sanef unfair on criticism of Nkandla visit: ANC

2015-07-22 13:57

The ANC has accused the SA National Editors' Forum of being ill-informed about the scope of Parliament's powers, following criticism that the media were not allowed to accompany the ad hoc committee on a site visit to President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla.

Nkandla: Let the media in!

2015-07-22 08:08

The SA National Editors’ Forum has expressed its shock over the refusal to allow the media access to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home with the parliamentary ad hoc committee.

SA should set up new state broadcaster - panel

2015-07-17 19:00

SA should set up its own 24-hour television news channel that would focus on conveying the government’s message and achievements, says an advisory panel.

Furore after IFP MP says Mandela didn't ‘free’ him

2015-07-16 19:59

IFP MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa is being lambasted on Facebook over his comment to a newspaper about Nelson Mandela.

Press Council, FPB lock down content regulation deal

2015-07-14 15:31

The Film and Publications Board has agreed in principle to defer the regulation of online press content to the Press Council of South Africa.


Patriotic reporting or corruption whitewash?

2015-07-30 07:24

A free press has implications for economic development, says Leopold Scholtz.

Iran urged to free Washington Post reporter

2015-07-28 14:37

The lawyer of a Washington Post reporter jailed in Iran for espionage has demanded the release of her client, citing the new atmosphere after Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers.

Angola launches crackdown amid plunging oil prices

2015-07-27 15:09

Angolan Attorney General says that all 16 people have been 'caught red-handed while committing crimes against the security of the state'. Most of those arrested are activists, part of a small but growing movement that has begun to question the monopoly on power held by Angola's ruling party.

Japan's Nikkei buys Financial Times in $1.3bn deal

2015-07-24 12:16

Japanese media group Nikkei has agreed to buy the Financial Times from Britain's Pearson for $1.3bn.

China censors 'vulgar, money-worshipping’ reality shows

2015-07-23 09:09

China's media watchdog denounced reality TV shows and ordered broadcasters to 'repel vulgarity, vanity and money worship,' state media report.

Media gets limited access to Nkandla

2015-07-22 11:56

Members of the media have been granted limited access to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead during a parliamentary committee visit.

Mandela Day dominates news media

2015-07-19 12:39

Almost half of news media over the last week has been dominated by Mandela Day and the Springbok rugby team, a media monitoring company says.

Govt needs rule change to withdraw ads from certain media - Sanef

2015-07-17 17:39

The government will have to change a lot of its own rules if it wants to withdraw advertising from media perceived to be anti-government, SA National Editors Forum chairperson Mpumelelo Mkhabela says.

Media fights Roof gag order

2015-07-14 21:11

The South Carolina Press Association is challenging a judge's order sealing court documents concerning Dylann Roof, who has been charged with the Charleston church massacre.

Hong Kong journalists faced 'unprecedented' assaults

2015-07-12 14:21

Hong Kong's journalists have faced an "unprecedented" number of assaults last year as political tensions surged during a massive pro-democracy movement in the city, a press freedom watchdog says.

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