ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDIA

Journos charged with defaming Thailand navy

2014-04-17 12:55

Thai authorities have charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in a news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.

DA advert case postponed indefinitely

2014-04-16 20:33

A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC has been postponed indefinitely.

DA faces more delays in advert dispute

2014-04-15 15:27

Communications watchdog Icasa has referred the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC to the Complaints and Compliance Committee.

Icasa to rule on DA ad

2014-04-14 14:38

The Independent Communications Authority of SA is set to rule on a complaint by the DA against the SABC.

Ombudsman dismisses DA complaint

2014-04-12 08:18

The Press Ombudsman has dismissed a complaint by the DA stating an apology done by the City Press newspaper on a story it had published was too small.

DA can submit amended ad - SABC

2014-04-11 16:21
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The SABC has called on the DA to submit an amended version of their "Ayisafani" election advert after it pulled the commercial.

Oscar not accepting responsibility dominates coverage

2014-04-10 22:12

Most of the online conversation about the Pistorius trial was dominated by prosecutor Gerrie Nel's accusations that Pistorius failed to take responsibility for his actions.

Erdogan blasts court ruling lifting Twitter ban

2014-04-04 10:59

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that he had to comply with the Turkish high court ruling this week to unblock Twitter, but he doesn't respect it.

Journalist to appeal dismissal over DA MP application

2014-04-01 19:25

Business Report senior journalist Donwald Pressly will appeal his dismissal by Independent Newspapers for seeking political office with the DA.

Media pranks on April Fools' Day

2014-04-01 15:59

Several newspapers have published prank stories and advertisements for April Fools' Day, mocking government and recent controversial projects.

SABC bias towards ANC - Cope

2014-03-31 22:05
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Opposition parties will approach the Independent Communications Authority of SA about what they perceive as the SABC's preference for the ANC, Cope says.

Phiyega meets with Sanef

2014-03-29 08:30

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has met a delegation of the SA National Editors' Forum to discuss issues of mutual concern.

ANC wants retraction for Zuma, God article

2014-03-27 16:22
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The Northern Cape ANC has disputed an article about President Jacob Zuma and God published by the Diamond Fields Advertiser and The Star, and has called for a retraction.

Oscar, Flight MH370 share media space

2014-03-25 21:52

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's murder trial and a missing Malaysian flight have shared the media spotlight over the past 24 hours, figures from media monitoring group DDI have revealed.

MultiChoice: Decoder row not about pay-TV

2014-03-25 08:27

The question of who will benefit from the inclusion of encryption in the proposed set top boxes for digital TV has created tension on the highest levels.

MultiChoice, govt clash over decoder row

2014-03-24 08:48

The war of words between MultiChoice and the government shows little sign of abating as the issue of set top box control becomes critical ahead of SA's migration to digital TV.

SABC appoints acting CEO, new CFO

2014-03-21 18:26

Tian Olivier has been appointed SABC's new acting chief executive and James Aguma has taken up the reins of acting chief financial officer, the national broadcaster says.

Sunday Independent stands by article

2014-03-19 17:47

The Sunday Independent is standing by its article about a multi-million rand tender which has led to a threat of a R1bn defamation lawsuit.

ANC denies Zuma was booed in PE

2014-03-16 07:49
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The ANC has denied reports that President Jacob Zuma was booed by Port Elizabeth residents, calling on the journalist responsible for the report to set the "record straight".

Kids, murder and the media

2014-03-14 11:11

Children discussing one of SA’s most notorious murder trials.

Press Ombud dismisses Hawks complaint

2014-03-13 22:24

A complaint by the head of the Hawks in Gauteng, Major General Shadrack Sibiya, against the Sunday Times has been dismissed, the Press Ombudsman says.

Kids: witnesses to a murder trial

2014-03-13 09:06

Children as young as 5 are discussing one of SA’s most notorious murder trials.

Manyi endorsed for MDDA board

2014-03-11 19:24

Former government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi has been recommended for a position on the Media Development and Diversity Agency board.

Judge clarifies Pistorius media order

2014-03-10 15:00

Judge Thokozile Masipa has clarified her ruling on reporting on evidence by the pathologist testifying in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court.

Pathologist doesn't want testimony broadcast

2014-03-10 12:17

The pathologist due to testify on Reeva Steenkamp's fatal gunshot wounds has objected to his evidence being broadcast live, saying it would compromise the dignity of the deceased.

 

DA: Ad ruling a victory for freedom of expression

2014-04-16 22:38
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The DA's election adverts will be aired by the SABC following a hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee, the Democratic Alliance says.

DA advert hearing adjourned

2014-04-16 07:27

A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC has been adjourned for the SABC to consult with its legal team.

DA concerned by Icasa delay

2014-04-15 05:30

Icasa had taken more than 48 hours to hear a DA complaint against the SABC over the pulling of an election advert, DA MP James Selfe says.

SABC bosses protecting their positions - Zille

2014-04-12 19:00

SABC bosses were protecting their positions when they decided not to broadcast an advertisement by the DA, party leader Helen Zille says.

Pistorius's apology highlight of the week in media

2014-04-11 22:31
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Oscar Pistorius's emotional apology to the family of Reeva Steenkamp drew the most attention during his murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

NIA monitoring SABC reporters' phones - report

2014-04-11 10:37

SABC journalists fear their phones are being tapped by the National Intelligence Agency, according to a report.

Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists

2014-04-10 10:27

Afghan government authorities have started questioning the police commander who killed an AP photographer and wounded a reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the capital.

Twitter still blocked in Turkey despite court order

2014-04-03 12:05

Turkey's government faces growing pressure to quickly implement a top court order to unblock Twitter, which it had banned after damaging leaks had spread on the social media site.

Sanef appoints executive director

2014-04-01 17:15

The SA National Editors' Forum has announced the appointment of Mathatha Tsedu as executive director.

Journalist fired over political ambitions

2014-04-01 12:55

A senior Business Report journalist has been fired for seeking political office with the Democratic Alliance, Independent Newspapers says.

Agency hired by ANN7 to poll election, caught in sting

2014-03-30 16:57

An agency hired by the ANN7 news station to conduct pre-election polling in South Africa, is being investigated by the Indian government after it was caught in a sting operation there, allegedly offering to manipulate polling results.

Madonsela, Zuma top headlines - survey

2014-03-27 21:11

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and President Jacob Zuma stole the media spotlight in the absence of the Oscar Pistorius trial.

Oscar still on top - survey

2014-03-26 19:31

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's murder trial has topped media focus in the past 24 hours despite the trial having adjourned.

Disney in $500m YouTube deal

2014-03-25 11:03

Disney says it is buying YouTube channel operator Maker Studios as the family entertainment giant seeks to stay in front of younger viewers.

Public losing interest in Oscar

2014-03-25 05:30

As the Oscar Pistorius's murder trial entered its third week, media coverage and public interaction about the court proceedings had dwindled, a data report has revealed.

Gumede to serve summons on newspaper

2014-03-22 17:01

Businessman Robert Gumede's legal team plans to serve a summons on the Sunday Independent soon, his lawyers say.

Nkandla dominates newspaper editorials

2014-03-20 09:28

Editorial comment in South Africa's newspapers has ranged from Beeld calling President Jacob Zuma a "national scandal", to The New Age questioning the roles of other "key staff in the presidency".

Media warned to be respectful at Oscar trial

2014-03-19 12:54

Media covering the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius have been warned to be respectful in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Independent declines to comment on R1bn lawsuit

2014-03-15 14:17

Independent Newspapers has declined to comment on a report that an ANC businessman plans to sue the Sunday Independent for defamation of R1bn.

"Werewolf" abducts teen

2014-03-14 09:26

Extreme fantasist caught after massive police search.

Kids: witnesses to a murder trial

2014-03-13 09:08

Children as young as 5 are discussing one of SA’s most notorious murder trials.

Kids, murder and the media

2014-03-13 09:03

Children as young as 5 are discussing one of SA’s most notorious murder trials.

Oscar trial bigger than World Cup

2014-03-11 18:09

Oscar Pistorius's murder trial is bigger than the Fifa World Cup, according to figures by media monitoring group Data Driven Insight.

Judge cuts live broadcast of Pistorius trial

2014-03-10 12:24

The judge in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial has ordered that the live feed of proceedings be cut because of the graphic testimony of the pathologist about to give evidence on Reeva Steenkamp's injuries.

Judge delivers stern warning to media

2014-03-07 10:13

Judge Thokozile Masipa has warned journalists that they will be forcefully removed from court if they do not behave during the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

 
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