Adriaan Basson: 22 days ago coronavirus was not on our list of top stories

2020-03-27 06:00

Without being reckless and irresponsible, we will remain your eyes, ears and voice on the streets of South Africa over the next three weeks, Adriaan Basson.

Egyptian journalist says home raided, brother arrested

2020-01-02 20:02

Government critic Mohamed el-Garhy says police raided his parents' house and asked his father for his whereabouts.

eNCA news editor Kanthan Pillay apologises to Samkele Maseko, SABC over 'rats running towards sinking ship' tweet

2019-12-19 18:13

News channel eNCA said its embattled news editor Kanthan Pillay has apologised for his tweet regarding former eNCA political journalist Samkele Maseko.

10 trailblazing women in journalism who risked life and limb to expose the truth

2019-10-23 17:15

Do you know Ethel Payne, Khadija Ismayilova and Veronica Guerin? They're 3 of the top 10 fearless women journalists in history.

Adriaan Basson: A dark week for SA journalism

2019-09-23 07:54

Faced with the headwinds of fake news, a shortage of digital advertising and the collapse of editorial integrity at Independent Media, the last thing our media needs are scandals that undermine the standing of senior journalists, writes Adriaan Basson.

Science denialism is a litmus test for quality journalism

2019-06-25 20:43

As reporters harassed by science denialists, often wrongly described as "sceptics" as if their views on climate change, vaccinations and the age of the Earth carry any weight of evidence, we should remember the aim of science, writes George Claassen.

SA government's take on surveillance law is regressive

2019-06-08 08:00

The country’s main communication surveillance law is undermined by the fact that decisions to grant interception directions are taken by only one retired judge, working alone without the benefit of an adversarial process, says Jane Duncan.

On Steve, Julius and the Christchurch murders: Why we need to talk about hate speech

2019-05-06 08:31

Perpetrators of hate speech and hate crimes have for far too long had unrestricted media channels to spew their hatred. But should the message, even though highly offensive, be sanitised so that it does not harm, asks George Claassen.

Ferial Haffajee: Has Vodacom lost its marbles?

2018-12-06 12:51

Vodacom may have lost its marbles - and she may have too, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ruth First Memorial Lecture: Journalism suffers crisis of quality and credibility

2018-10-19 16:27

Journalists have stopped looking. We have stopped looking up from our smartphones when we report on something. In doing this we miss the detail which elevates our story-telling, writes Niren Tosli.


Rich Mkhondo: Remembering the ambitious, inspiring, pioneering, enterprising and gifted Shaun Johnson

2020-03-01 07:00

Through this remembrance to Shaun I am learning that the greatest tribute in our power to pay a departed friend is the reverent acknowledgment of our obligation to remember them, writes Rich Mkhondo.

Mcebo Dlamini: Media continues to benefit the ruling class

2020-01-02 12:12

So the true battle here is the battle around which narratives become dominant and which narratives are stifled. In such circumstances what becomes the role of a journalist, more pointedly a black journalist, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

49 journalists murdered in 2019

2019-12-17 09:24

Forty-nine journalists were killed across the world in 2019, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday, the lowest death toll in 16 years.

Journalist Sam Mkokeli drags employer to CCMA over social media posts

2019-09-26 22:55

Journalist Sam Mkokeli is taking Bloomberg to the CCMA after a warning from the company regarding his social media activity.

Hong Kong demonstrators called a Chinese-American journalist a 'yellow thug' and attempted to stonewall her reporting

2019-09-22 12:53

It highlights Hong Kongers' increasing xenophobia against mainland Chinese — even though this reporter is a US resident.

The Russian state tried to intimidate its media with the shocking treatment of a star journalist, but they just showed they're not listening

2019-06-10 17:04

Ivan Golunov was arrested and detained over charges of drug dealing last week. He denies all charges and his lawyer says police framed him.

Australian Federal Police raid the offices of the country's national broadcaster over a series of government leaks related to unlawful killings in Afghanistan

2019-06-05 12:34

The Australian Federal Police on Wednesday raided the offices of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation over a series of defense leaks it published.

INSIDE LABOUR: Words as weapons and flawed democracy

2019-05-03 11:33

Words have the power to create illusions of reality and can trigger emotional responses rather than encourage critical thought,. They should be used wisely, says Terry Bell.

From Trump to Mboweni, it's hands off the media!

2018-11-14 08:23

Politicians need to make peace with the fact that journalists cannot and must not report only about the good and nice side of politicians and politics, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

The rocks of rumour threatening journalism

2018-10-03 14:12

How do the media navigate the treacherous waters where fake news abounds and many angry social media users regularly spew defamatory remarks as if they were the truth? asks George Claassen.

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