ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDIA

'Being called Mokonyane's Ben 10 is defamatory, degrading' - Makasi

2017-02-21 17:04

Luvo Makasi, the man accused of having romantic relations with Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, has described a report calling him her "Ben 10" as defamatory and degrading.

Motsoeneng feels 'prejudiced' by SABC inquiry process

2017-02-21 13:16

Former SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he feels prejudiced by Parliament's inquiry into the public broadcaster, as he did not appear before the ad hoc committee to give evidence.

Dominican police hunt on-air killers

2017-02-16 21:24

Police in the Dominican Republic say they are hunting for a man suspected of shooting dead two journalists during a live radio broadcast.

Russia outraged by award for Turkey envoy killing photo

2017-02-15 08:05

Russia's embassy in Ankara has expressed fury over the awarding of the prestigious World Press Photo Award for an image of an off-duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey last year.

Only 5 public submissions on SABC interim report, so far

2017-02-14 12:44

Only five public submissions have so far been made on the SABC inquiry's interim report, the ad hoc committee looking into the broadcaster's board has said.

No 'crackdown' on media during SONA - Mbete

2017-02-13 12:39

There is no way that Parliament would institute a crackdown on journalists, Speaker Baleka Mbete has said.

Wikipedia editors ban 'unreliable' Daily Mail as source

2017-02-09 21:39

Wikipedia editors have voted to ban the use of articles from British tabloid The Daily Mail and its globally popular website as sources, calling them "unreliable", according to a statement.

Two broadcasters shut down in Togo

2017-02-08 10:23

Two private media channels have been taken off air in Togo, officially for breaching licensing rules, the country's regulator says, in a move that has sparked criticism from rights groups.

Motsoeneng’s appointment is public and open to review, court rules

2017-02-07 12:39

The SABC is a public body and its decisions about services and goods are open to review, the Western Cape High Court has ruled.

Fake news: SA’s nasty new media business? Here’s how we kill it – expert

2017-02-06 18:49

An expert highlights how fake news is another strand of propaganda, and says media ethics and stricter codes of conduct are vital to bring down the industry.

 

Journalists face rising threats in trouble spots - watchdog

2017-02-21 16:10

Journalists in conflict zones are facing unprecedented threats amid a rise in violent non-state actors, a decline in rule of law and increased reliance on freelancers, a media watchdog says.

#Sona tops SA news coverage

2017-02-19 13:13

President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address dominated news media across the country this week, according to media monitoring company ROi Africa.

Fake news sites target National Treasury

2017-02-15 20:45

A new wave of fake news sites carrying reports attacking the Treasury’s leadership have surfaced.

Report says ISIS using mainstream media

2017-02-14 22:31

A new report based on a translated Islamic State group document says the extremist group considers mainstream media to be an effective weapon for spreading its message.

Fake News 101: The new civics course

2017-02-13 22:04

Teachers say classroom instruction can play a role in deflating the kind of fake headlines that muddied the waters during the US presidential campaign.

Blanket ban on identification of child victims 'unrealistic' - media

2017-02-09 22:08

A blanket ban on the identification of child victims and offenders in the media would be unrealistic and interfere with freedom of expression, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Child victims must be protected - Centre for Child Law

2017-02-09 05:28

The High Court in Pretoria is expected to hear arguments by the Centre for Child Law on the protection of the identity of children who are witnesses in criminal matters.

SONA security: You will not be interfered with, Deputy Speaker promises media

2017-02-07 16:32

Deputy Speaker of Parliament Lechesa Tsenoli has promised journalists that they will not be hindered in their work during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address.

Trump says media 'doesn't want to report' extremist attacks

2017-02-07 11:59

President Donald Trump is accusing the media of deliberately minimising coverage of the threat posed by ISIS, saying news outlets 'have their reasons' for not reporting what he described as a 'genocide' underway at the hands of the group.

Quotes of the week

2017-02-03 19:54

A selection of quotes from some of the quirky and major stories of the past week.

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