Extraordinary author publishes new book

2015-12-08 06:00
Author John Matisonn. Photo: UNOPS

Author John Matisonn. Photo: UNOPS

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

JOHN Matisonn launched his new book Advance Praise for God, Spies and Lies last week.

He began political reporting at the Rand Daily Mail in 1974, and received a prison sentence for refusing to divulge his source in a report about the South African Watergate scandal known as Muldergate.

Matisonn was also a foreign correspondent in Washington for the Rand Daily Mail and back in Johannesburg for National Public Radio.

He has been published in the New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post and The Observer. After four years as a broadcast regulator in the Mandela administration and two as editorial director of the short-lived THISDAY newspaper, he became the United Nations’ chairperson of the electoral media commission in Afghanistan. He returned from a second tour in Afghanistan to write God, Spies and Lies in Franschhoek, and now lives in Cape Town.

Columnist Terry Bell, described the author and book.

“John Matisonn has provided us with a great example of the best in journalism - a well written, immaculately researched view of recent South African history, from both a personal and media viewpoint. It provides so many nuggets of information, so many insights and revelations that it should be the focus for debate and discussion for years to come.

“This book is also a welcome antidote to the on-going attempts to bury and to mythologise much of the past. While it will of particular interest to anyone concerned with the media, it should be a must-read for everyone interested in the current state of affairs in South Africa — and how we got to where we are.”

To find out more about the book or the author, email, johnmatisonn@iafrica.com - Supplied.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/World
 

WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…

What is at first an exciting tummy-turning adventure stunt, quickly turns into a scarily bad idea caught on camera. Take a look:

 
 

You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Should you date your co-worker?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.