China warns WhatsApp to stop spread of 'illegal information'

2017-09-28 09:18

China has hit out at WhatsApp, saying the messaging service should act to stop the spread of 'illegal information' as the country seeks greater scrutiny over the internet.

China starts crackdown on creators of WeChat groups

2017-09-12 16:08

Self-censorship is kicking in fast on WeChat as China’s new rules on message groups casts a chill among the 963 million users of Tencent’s social network.

Here are the 5 African countries that topped the Press Freedom Index

World Press Freedom Day on May 3 2017, marked 26 years since the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic Media. Which countries came out tops? Watch.

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Hawks investigating SABC protest policy - Icasa

2017-01-31 13:23

The Hawks are investigating complaints that the SABC has not abided by its ruling to lift the ban on airing protest footage, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has said.

Facebook: 'Fox on steroids'?

2016-12-27 10:01

The social media giant, which has nearly 1.8bn users, has come under fire in recent months, with critics slamming Facebook for allowing fake news to be circulated and for censoring content.

Internet censorship bill unconstitutional - DA

2016-09-19 16:06

The Film and Publications Board Amendment Bill currently before Parliament gives wide-sweeping powers to government to censor content on the internet, the DA has said.

Herbst: Will SABC history repeat itself? Brown in Zikalala’s footsteps…

2016-08-05 10:54

Will the Zuma faction emulate the Mbeki faction's actions in 2004 and wait until a few days after the election before announcing Karima Brown's return to the SABC?

One person donates R143 000 to SABC 8

2016-07-20 07:00

Over R267 000 has so far been donated via crowdfunding website Generosity for SABC journalists who were fired for refusing to be censored at the broadcaster.

Herbst: Tammany Hall revisited? Hlaudi the Jester while Zuma holds the sword.

2016-07-15 06:33

A retired journalist says the SABC has gone back to the days of the Vorster era, moving from one extreme to another despite its mandate to represent all South Africans.

Sara Gon: SABC crisis greater than just Hlaudi – extends to incomplete board

2016-07-08 06:43

Analyst Sara Gon says Hlaudi Motsoeneng looms so large in the SABC crisis that we we pay little attention to the SABC’s board to which he is accountable.


China disrupts WhatsApp texts as censor tools grow more powerful

2017-09-26 10:22

China is tightening the screws on WhatsApp, honing and employing cutting-edge surveillance technology to disrupt the messaging service as part of a longer-term crackdown on its online spheres.

Facebook shares rules for censoring violence, sex - report

2017-05-22 17:46

In response to global criticism over its failure to block controversial material, Facebook has created a rule book for moderators to use when censoring the posts of its nearly 2 billion users.

Twitterati hit back at Mahlobo with #HandsOffSocialMedia

2017-03-06 16:20

Twitter users have taken a stand against the possible regulation of social media through the trending hashtag #HandsOffSocialMedia.

China cracks down on tools used to get around web filters

2017-01-24 07:18

China is beefing up a campaign to root out services that circumvent the government's internet censorship with a 14-month-long "clean-up" of the internet industry.

Ed Herbst: Patriots and parasites – the SABC hearings

2016-12-20 19:21

Room E249 in parliament was the venue for the ad hoc committee of the Parliamentary Communication Committee’s investigation into the state capture of the SABC and its pervasive corruption.

Ed Herbst: SABC (ANC mirror) inquiry long overdue. Fruitless exercise?

2016-08-19 12:31

What is happening at the SABC simply mirrors what the ANC is doing to the rest of SA society and recent pickets outside SABC buildings testify to that, says an analyst.

Herbst: A long history of persecuting SABC journalists – a case study

2016-07-22 07:46

This article forrmer TV journalist Ed Herbst looks at how employees are treated in news organisations whose senior executives are strongly aligned to the ANC.

Donations pour in for SABC 8

2016-07-19 15:46

Over R50 000 has so far been donated via crowdfunding website Generosity for SABC journalists who were fired for refusing to be censored at the broadcaster.

Internet reposts can mean jail in Russia crackdown

2016-07-08 12:10

Rights activists have warned that a recent string of convictions for reposting messages online could pave the way for a broader crackdown on online dissent.

We've never asked SABC for any favours - ANC's Jackson Mthembu

The African National Congress says there has not been any favoritism towards it at the SABC.

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