ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDIA

Press club condemns police action

2015-01-23 08:54

The National Press Club has condemned in the strongest terms the manner in which a Sapa reporter was handled by the three police officers in Dobsonville, Soweto.

Cops force journo to delete photos

2015-01-22 17:44
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A Sapa reporter has been forced by three police officers, not in uniform, to delete pictures from her cellphone she took outside a Somali-owned shop in Dobsonville, Soweto.

Views on media freedom diverse

2015-01-22 05:00

The concept of freedom of expression in the media has a different meaning depending on whether you ask a journalist, an editor or a cartoonist.

Paris to sue Fox News for reports on Muslim 'no-go zones'

2015-01-20 22:17

The city of Paris says it plans to sue US chain Fox News for reports that there are "no-go zones" in the French capital that police and non-Muslims avoid.

The Sun ends topless page 3

2015-01-20 14:15

Britain's best-selling newspaper The Sun has quietly dropped photos of topless women from page 3, ending a controversial tradition that has lasted decades in a move hailed by feminist campaigners.

Zille challenges Survé on political independence

2015-01-19 06:26

DA leader Helen Zille has written an open letter to Independent Newspapers executive chairperson Iqbal Survé, questioning the group’s independence.

Independent rejects Du Preez's reasons for leaving

2015-01-15 19:39
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Independent Newspapers says it did not agree with Max du Preez's reasons for resigning as the organisation's columnist.

Kagiso's Times Media acquisition now formal

2015-01-15 17:43

Times Media Group has received formal notification that Kagiso Asset Management has acquired an interest in the securities of the company.

The Citizen apologises for printing Muhammad cartoon

2015-01-15 11:22
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The Citizen says it had no malicious intent when it published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad as seen on the front page of the French Charlie Hebdo magazine.

Acting head a victim of false reporting - Hawks

2015-01-13 15:10

The Hawks has criticised the City Press for an article it published about acting Hawks head Major General Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza.

US ‘hypocrites’ slammed for not publishing Muhammad cartoon

2015-01-12 08:13

The American creator of a graphic novel about the Holocaust has denounced the "hypocrisy" of US media for refusing to republish the cartoons of attacked French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Saudi blogger to be publicly flogged

2015-01-09 05:00

A Saudi blogger is to be publicly flogged after Friday prayers in a case related to insulting Islam.

Cartoonists draw for slain colleagues

2015-01-08 08:21

Cartoonists around the world have reacted to the cold-bloodied assassination of their colleagues at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as only they can: with powerful drawings worth thousands of words.

Danish paper ups security

2015-01-07 18:31

The Danish newspaper that caused a global stir with a series of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed has stepped up security.

ISIS newspaper edition 6 published

2014-12-30 22:45

ISIS has released what it says is an interview with a Jordanian pilot captured last week in the latest edition of their online newspaper.

SABC bans ‘Pay back the money’ visuals

2014-12-28 19:50
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The SABC has banned the use of the footage of EFF MPs chanting “Pay back the money” at President Jacob Zuma during a tumultuous question-and-answer session in Parliament in August.

Journalist shot dead in eastern DRC

2014-12-27 08:00

A journalist for state media in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been shot dead in Goma in the vast country's restive east, officials said.

Egypt satirist who mocked army fined millions

2014-12-23 16:42

A prominent Egyptian satirist has been fined millions of dollars over a dispute with a television channel which suspended his show after it lampooned military leaders.

Plenty of new blood at the top of SA’s top companies

2014-12-23 12:38

Have been updating databases during this quiet period. The full list of CEOs of the JSE’s Top 100 Companies has just been published on Biznews.

Court reserves judgment in Motsoeneng matter

2014-12-19 11:30

The Western Cape High Court has reserved judgment in the matter involving the suspension of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Kenyan security law approved despite disruptions

2014-12-18 19:12

Kenya's parliament has approved new anti-terrorism laws in the face of vocal protests by some opposition lawmakers who said the measures threatened civil liberties and free speech.

M-Net apologises to Lotz family

2014-12-12 19:31

M-Net has apologised to the parents of murdered Stellenbosch student Inge Lotz for broadcasting a blurred image of her dead body in 2008, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Oscar wobbly story untrue - lawyer

2014-12-12 15:29

A report that Oscar Pistorius threw a "wobbly" when he heard that the State's application for leave to appeal his conviction was successful, is untrue, his lawyer says.

Misa condemns attacks on journalists

2014-12-11 06:05

The Media Institute of Southern Africa has condemned human rights violations against journalists in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Cartoonist in hot water over ‘homophobic’ Dewani tweet

2014-12-09 08:17

A cartoonist has landed in hot water after his offensive tweet about Shrien Dewani.

 

Cops force journo to delete photos

2015-01-22 18:50

A Sapa reporter has been forced by three police officers, not in uniform, to delete pictures from her cellphone she took outside a Somali-owned shop in Dobsonville, Soweto.

Topless ‘Page 3’ returns to Britain's The Sun

2015-01-22 14:35

British tabloid The Sun has published a photo of a winking topless model, rebutting reports it had ended the controversial tradition that has featured in the newspaper since 1970.

Ex-SABC exec up for blackmail

2015-01-21 07:31

A former SABC marketing executive has appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on blackmail charges.

Malema returning to ANC laughable - EFF

2015-01-20 19:52

The EFF has rejected as "laughable" a media report that its leader Julius Malema would return to the ANC.

UK's Sun drops page 3 topless models

2015-01-19 23:12

For 45 years, the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun has featured topless models called Page 3 girls. but maybe not for much longer.

Charlie Hebdo protests leave at least 10 dead in Niger

2015-01-18 07:49

At least 10 people have been killed in violent protests in the West African nation of Niger over the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, the country's president says.

False report causes confusion in Lenasia

2015-01-15 18:35

A report claiming to be from News24 doing its rounds on social media and via e-mails has caused panic in Lenasia after residents opened their taps to foul smelling water.

Max du Preez quits as Independent columnist

2015-01-15 13:49
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Veteran journalist Max du Preez has quit as a columnist for Independent Newspapers after the group apologised for an opinion piece in which he criticised President Jacob Zuma.

Egypt minister - Al Jazeera pardon possible

2015-01-13 21:12

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi could still pardon three jailed Al Jazeera journalists who are now facing a retrial if he deems it appropriate.

Paris attacks spark free speech debate

2015-01-12 15:33

Blanket news coverage around the world of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, culminating in a Paris march, is increasingly laced with debate among opinion-makers about the limits of free expression.

German paper with Charlie Hebdo cartoon attacked

2015-01-11 11:19

A German newspaper in the northern port city of Hamburg that reprinted Mohammed cartoons from the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo has been the target of an arson attack.

Silence, bells, tears for France

2015-01-08 17:23

Office workers stood shoulder to shoulder, buses and metros halted, and only the toll of bells and sound of weeping broke the silence as France honoured the 12 massacre victims.

French weekly often lambasted religion

2015-01-07 22:22

Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical newspaper that has been victim of a bloody attack claiming at least 12 lives, has never pulled its punches.

SABC appoints new CFO

2015-01-05 17:41

Chartered accountant James Aguma has been appointed the SABC's new chief financial officer, according to a report.

Du Preez's piece racist - presidency

2014-12-30 22:26
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The presidency has called an opinion piece by columnist Max du Preez about President Jacob Zuma racist and mind-boggling.

Sixty journalists killed in 2014

2014-12-23 18:28

At least 60 journalists were killed globally in work-related violence in 2014, with the Middle East the deadliest region, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.

Plenty of new blood heading SA's top firms

2014-12-23 12:48

In the past year, 17 of the JSE's top 100 companies brought in new CEOs, with the youngest leading the biggest of the pack.

Reasons why Power FM fails to attract blacks

2014-12-22 18:00

The main reason why Power FM is failing to attract its target market - the young black middle class - is because it is pitched as competition to Talk Radio 702, writes Cameron Modisane.

Obama concerened over Egypt mass trials

2014-12-19 09:57

President Obama has spoken to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and expressed concern over mass trials and the continued detention of journalists and peaceful activists.

Diversify local media, says EFF

2014-12-16 17:35

The EFF will fight for the diversification of the local media, the party's elective conference in Bloemfontein has heard.

Concern over Sudan arrests

2014-12-12 18:32

The UN human rights office has expressed deep concern about the arrests of opposition figures and rights activists in Sudan.

M&G article mischievous says ANC

2014-12-12 11:52

A report that top newspapers are being punished for insulting President Jacob Zuma is mischievous, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says.

SA failed Anni - UK media

2014-12-09 12:59
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Cleared of his wife's murder, Shrien Dewani is set to fly home as a free man to the UK, but how have the British reacted? News24 finds out.

Sanef condemns attacks on journalists

2014-12-08 21:56

The SA National Editors' Forum has condemned two incidents in which journalists have been assaulted.

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