Media is too critical, says ANC

2015-07-04 13:07

The ANC believes in a free press but the local media is far too critical, a top official has told editors.

BBC announces it will cut more than 1 000 jobs

2015-07-02 16:29

The BBC say that it is cutting more than 1 000 jobs, mostly in management, as part of a long-term drive to reduce costs that has been accelerated by changing viewing habits.

Seven insights into the heart of Naspers

2015-07-01 13:25

Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk has shared key insights with Fin24 into the success of the media company as well as what opportunities and obstacles lie ahead.

Media24’s revenue grows marginally

2015-06-30 19:10

Media24’s revenue grew marginally to R8.25bn in the year ended March 31 2015 from R8.17bn in the previous year, it has reported.

Jazeera's Mansour blames Berlin detention on Egypt

2015-06-23 22:02

Egyptian-born Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour has blamed his controversial two-day detention in Germany at Cairo's request on pressure placed on Berlin.

Journalist kidnapped, killed in India

2015-06-22 14:51

Indian police say they have arrested two men suspected of kidnapping and killing a journalist in central Madhya Pradesh state.

Apple enters news industry with revamped app

2015-06-21 08:57

Apple is diving deeper into the news business with a new application that could make the US tech giant a key industry player.

SABC needs to be separated from politics - IFP

2015-06-20 08:10

The SABC and its board will only be credible and effective when it is separated from politics, the IFP says.

Moroccan magazine recalls 'burn gays' issue

2015-06-12 21:18

A Moroccan magazine is recalling its latest issue, whose cover asked 'Should We Burn Gays?'

Rap-orters telling the news in Uganda hip-hop style

2015-06-09 17:59

'Newzbeat' makes a catchy change from a standard news bulletin: Ugandans call the broadcasters "rap-orters", a youth team of hip-hop artists-turned-journalists rapping the headlines.


Bleeding BBC to cut jobs

2015-07-03 07:59

The British Broadcasting Corporation will cut more than 1 000 jobs to cover a £150m gap in licence fee income.

Turkey restricts Facebook in schools

2015-07-02 16:22

Turkey has restricted students from posting pictures and opinions about school life on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, local media say.

Bob van Dijk assures Media24 safe with Naspers

2015-07-01 11:12

The Naspers CEO has dispelled any fears the business, started 100 years ago with Die Burger, would end its relationship with Media24.

Zimbabwe journalist jailed for publishing newspaper

2015-06-26 20:53

A Zimbabwean journalist has been sentenced to a year in jail for publishing a newspaper without government registration.

Germany frees Al-Jazeera journalist

2015-06-22 19:41

The Al-Jazeera journalist who was detained in Berlin on an Egyptian arrest warrant, has been released from custody.

Israel removes video 'denigrating' foreign press

2015-06-21 20:07

Israel's foreign ministry has taken down a video that angered foreign journalists by ridiculing their coverage of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, saying it had been "misinterpreted".

Zuma's SABC appointments dismissed as praise singers

2015-06-20 14:43

Opposition parties have come out against President Jacob Zuma's appointment of Mbulaheni Maguvhe as SABC chairperson and Leah Khumalo his deputy.

Zuma appoints new SABC chair and deputy

2015-06-19 17:35

President Jacob Zuma has appointed a SABC chairperson and deputy chairperson with immediate effect.

Shaik: I'm living a quiet life

2015-06-11 11:16

Convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik has sidestepped a question on whether he in fact swore at and threatened a News24 reporter, saying he is living a quiet life and that he is harassed by journalists.

Protect press freedom from a ‘paranoid ANC’ – Maimane

2015-06-05 11:22

The fourth estate must protect freedom amid increasing efforts by the ANC to silence a critical media, DA leader Mmusi Maimane has told the Cape Town Press Club.

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