US data sweep harms press, rights - study

2014-07-28 20:40

Large-scale surveillance by the US government has begun to have an impact on press freedom and broader democratic rights, a study shows.

On making the Mail & Guardian Top 200 list

2014-07-26 13:53

It was always a dream of mine to make this list before I turn 25; I am humbled to have made the list at 20, writes Zareef Minty.

Indy, M&G spat continues

2014-07-24 21:15

Independent Newspapers has accused Mail & Guardian owner Trevor Ncube's of seeking a public spat because he had failed to acquire a portion of it.

M&G owner weighs in on Indy attacks

2014-07-22 21:22

Mail & Guardian owner Trevor Ncube has weighed in on what he called "attacks" from Independent Newspapers.

Journalist seen rummaging through flight MH17 belongings

2014-07-20 22:28

A senior Sky News presenter has been caught on camera rummaging through the belongings of a victim of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Sudan editor severely beaten after call for Israeli ties

2014-07-20 08:58

Armed men have raided the offices of a Sudanese newspaper and have severely beat the chief editor who had called for normalisation of ties with Israel.

SABC defends paying R42m in bonuses

2014-07-19 23:07

The SABC has defended paying around R42m in bonuses to its staff and middle management, saying it has overcome its financial difficulties and can afford to do so.

Media casts dark cloud over Mandela funeral - premier

2014-07-18 21:02

The media continues to "cast a dark cloud" over how the Eastern Cape leadership carried out the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela, the office of Premier Phumulo Masualle says.

Mail&Guardian: Cash crunch report untrue

2014-07-18 11:34

The Mail&Guardian has denied a report that it is in financial trouble because funds have been diverted to loss-making Zimbabwean operations.

Win would make Murdoch US media king

2014-07-17 09:32

Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has made an audacious offer for Time Warner that would transform the US media landscape and cement his status as media king.

Sanef pleads for Al Jazeera journalists' release

2014-07-16 18:02

The SA National Editors' Forum has pleaded with the Egyptian government to review the prison sentences of three Al Jazeera journalists.

How Motsoeneng lied about his matric

2014-07-16 12:28

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng listed only five matric subjects in his original SABC job application, giving himself low marks for each, according to a report.

Madonsela criticised for not referring cases

2014-07-15 17:45

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has received more criticism from the justice ministry for her remarks to the media and her perceived reluctance to refer cases to other agencies.

DA goes to court over Motsoeneng

2014-07-14 15:47

The DA is launching a court bid to have the appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng set aside, saying it was irrational and unsound.

FF Plus to submit complaint over Motsoeneng

2014-07-12 14:10

The Freedom Front Plus plans to lodge a complaint with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission over the permanent appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as SABC COO.

Protector to launch new probe into Motsoeneng

2014-07-11 12:02

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will launch a new investigation into the process followed in the appointment of SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, her office has confirmed.

Health MEC stays, Free State premier says

2014-07-11 05:00

Free State Premier Ace Magashule will not heed calls to suspend or fire the province's Health MEC Benny Malakoane, following reports of disarray in his department.

5 Myanmar journalists jailed for 10 years

2014-07-10 13:34

Four reporters and the chief executive officer of a magazine in Myanmar have been sentenced to 10 years hard labour in prison on a national security charge for investigative stories about a weapons factory.

Naspers wants to be mobile powerhouse

2014-07-09 18:01

The new CEO of Naspers, Bob van Dijk, says the company aims to transform itself into a predominantly mobile company.

Fired Cape Times editor turns to court

2014-07-09 14:41

Dismissed Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois will approach the Labour Court after initially taking her case to the CCMA, her lawyer says.

NGO apologises for 'racist' child ad

2014-07-09 09:11

Feed A Child SA has apologised after its advertisement, meant to raise awareness about starving children, drew heavy criticism.

Judge amends order on Oscar psych report

2014-07-07 11:16

Judge Thokozile Masipa has amended an order preventing the media from reporting on Oscar Pistorius's psychology report, after the media and defence attorneys came to an agreement on the matter.

Free press important in democracy - FF Plus

2014-07-04 20:09

The FF Plus says the media plays a big role in holding authorities accountable in a constitutional democracy.

Summit needed to analyse media - SACP

2014-07-03 18:01

SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande has called for a summit to analyse local and international media.

Journalists should have licences - Motsoeneng

2014-07-03 16:32

SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has proposed that journalists have a licence to practice like those in the medical and law professions.


ANC saddened by journalist's death

2014-07-28 16:31

Sowetan photojournalist Elijar Mushiana will be remembered for his dedication and commitment to his work, the ANC in Limpopo has said.

Swazis jail editor, lawyer for government criticism

2014-07-26 07:08

Swaziland's High Court has jailed a magazine editor and a human rights lawyer for two years for contempt of court over articles critical of the government and judiciary.

Newspapers go head-to-head in war of words

2014-07-23 17:31

Independent Newspapers' group executive editor Karima Brown has accused Mail & Guardian owner Trevor Ncube of telling an "odd bare-faced lie".

Thai junta reverses gag order on media

2014-07-22 08:35

Thailand's military junta has reversed an earlier order which forbade all criticism of its rule.

Sunday Times pens apology to ANC

2014-07-20 11:28

The Sunday Times has apologised to the ANC for a story it published last month headlined, "ANC must repay Kebble cash".

Ex-spokesperson says SABC distorted statement

2014-07-20 07:21

The former spokesperson for the office of the North West premier has accused the SABC of distorting and sensationalising a press statement about his dismissal.

Ombudsman dismisses 'monster' complaint

2014-07-19 20:46

Press ombudsman Johan Retief has dismissed a complaint against Beeld for using the word "monster" to describe a Springs man accused of mistreating his children.

M&G denies cash flow problems

2014-07-18 11:42

The Mail & Guardian has denied a report that it is in financial trouble and that staff were unpaid for months, suggesting the report may be related to a story it is investigating.

We do not choose Nakasa winners - Sanef

2014-07-17 18:11

The SA National Editors' Forum says it does not choose the winners of the Nat Nakasa award for courageous journalism, recently won by former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois.

Watch: Plane nearly rams into whale

2014-07-17 07:38

A dramatic video of a sea plane just missing a surfacing humpback whale as it came in to land in Alaska has become a hit online, and the man who shot it says it was blind luck.

Afghan court jails Pakistani journalist

2014-07-16 13:01

An Afghan court has sentenced a Pakistani journalist to four years in jail for 'contacting terrorists', officials say.

Lions Gate, Alibaba to offer joint TV deal

2014-07-16 08:42

As Alibaba nears its US listings, it joins up with Lions Gate Entertainment, the studio behind the 'Hunger Games' films, to launch a subscription streaming service in China.

Russian TV show - Ukraine child crucifixion

2014-07-14 19:28

Russian state television has provoked a storm of criticism after it aired an uncorroborated report claiming the Ukrainian army publicly nailed a three-year-old boy to a board in a former rebel stronghold.

YouTube weighs premium content funding

2014-07-13 21:59

YouTube has embarked on a new round of discussions with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content, two sources say.

M&G surprised by Hawks 'turnaround on raid'

2014-07-11 19:35

The Mail & Guardian has been surprised by the Hawks's "turnaround" regarding the raiding of NPA staff members' residences.

Motsoeneng serious about licences for journalists

2014-07-11 09:26

SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng will make a formal submission to Communication Minister Faith Muthambi that journalists have a licence to practice, according to a report.

Feed a Child SA pulls plug on controversial ad

2014-07-10 21:37

No further action will be taken against Feed a Child SA after it withdrew its controversial advertisement, the Advertising Standards Authority says.

Dasnois portrayal inaccurate - Independent

2014-07-09 21:07

The way the Open Democracy Advice Centre portrayed the dismissal of former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois is misleading, Independent Newspapers says.

Protector's report unrelated to SABC appointment

2014-07-09 16:02

The SABC's requirement to reply to the public protector's report on its then acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is unrelated to his permanent appointment.

Madonsela 'surprised' by Motsoeneng appointment

2014-07-09 13:03

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has expressed her surprise at the permanent appointment of SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, after her report found his appointment to be irregular.

Education network defends chairperson

2014-07-08 16:22

The Higher Education Transformation Network has condemned comments made by a journalist about its chairperson.

Australian network defends Pistorius footage

2014-07-07 08:35

An Australian television network has defended its decision to air footage showing Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the night he shot his girlfriend, insisting it was not obtained illegally.

Sanef condemns call for journalist licences

2014-07-04 10:40

The proposal by acting SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng that journalists be given a licence to practice reveals his ignorance about journalistic practice in a democracy, Sanef says.

Acting SABC COO should be removed - DA

2014-07-03 17:00

The DA says SABC acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng should be relieved of his duties.

SABC top jobs remain a mystery

2014-07-02 20:41

There has been little action in appointing a new chief executive officer or chief financial officer at the SABC, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says.

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