ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDIA

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.

Lonmin employee ordered to apologise

2014-09-15 14:49

A senior Lonmin employee had to apologise at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry for describing Amcu's president as a liar on national radio.

Aggressive people react differently to media violence

2014-09-12 14:14

A study found that people who have aggressive traits to begin with will process violent media in a very different way compared to non-aggressive people.

Ombudsman dismisses Jub Jub complaint

2014-09-10 21:08

The Press Ombudsman has dismissed a complaint by convicted murderer Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye's family against the Sunday Sun.

Oscar's TV trial setting precedent for media - Booth

2014-09-09 05:00

Televising Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's murder trial will hopefully open the gates to screening other important cases, even those of rape, defence lawyer William Booth has said.

Cele heads to ConCourt over media

2014-09-04 22:09

Former police commissioner Bheki Cele plans to approach the Constitutional Court, apparently to stop politicians being defamed by the media.

SABC COO Motsoeneng earned R2.8m

2014-09-03 13:00

SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng earned R2.87m in 2013, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has said.

 

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
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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.

Moneyweb struggles to gain traction

2014-09-15 13:15

Results show that Moneyweb is scrambling to hold its own among the offerings of big time media rivals like Naspers, Times Media and Independent Newspapers.

Pistorius dominates headlines, social media

2014-09-11 08:26

Headlines, jokes and opinions about Oscar Pistorius are dominating newspapers and social media, ahead of judgment in his murder trial.

Madonsela thanks SA for award

2014-09-10 11:09
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has expressed gratitude for being voted "South African of the Year" by a top media organisation.

Independent sets up panel to probe hate speech

2014-09-05 07:33

Independent Media says it is planning to set up an advisory panel to investigate public hate speech on its websites.

Drum must apologise to 'Jub Jub' over prison sex article

2014-09-03 18:55

The Press Ombudsman has ordered Drum magazine to publish front page apologies to convicted murderer Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and Zenith Mia.

ISIS claims to behead second US reporter

2014-09-02 20:02
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The Islamic State (ISIS) has released a video showing a masked militant beheading another American journalist and threatening to kill a British captive.

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