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Guy Berger

Guy Berger

    Principles to protect African journalism
    Principles to protect African journalism
    If we don't want unethical behaviour to infect African journalism, we should urge media houses to embrace the AMI Principles, says Guy Berger.
    One final honk
    One final honk
    The 200th edition of Converse is also its last: a swansong timed to coincide with South Africa's National Press Freedom Day.
    Getting to the heart of free speech
    Getting to the heart of free speech
    What do the following have in common: A cartoon about rape, a song about killing boers, and a photo mash-up of teachers and gay bodybuilders.
    Pluralism is a bigger priority than press ownership
    Pluralism is a bigger priority than press ownership
    There's renewed focus on newspaper ownership by the ANC, even as they're becoming less hardline about the Media Appeals Tribunal and the Secrecy Bill.
    You can't fix public broadcasting with flawed law-making
    You can't fix public broadcasting with flawed law-making
    Imagine a forum on agriculture without the farmers present. The same logic applies to a bunch of people discussing a new law for the SABC.
    Healing journalism, one beat at a time
    Healing journalism, one beat at a time
    Wouldn't it be grand if health journalism became the healthiest trend-setter for the whole family of journalism?
    Surmounting deadlock over the state of South African media freedom
    Surmounting deadlock over the state of South African media freedom
    National Press Freedom Day on October 19 is a fitting anniversary to take stock of threats to South African journalism.
    Losing Mandela, but winning a second liberation
    Losing Mandela, but winning a second liberation
    Many people don't want to talk about it. Newspapers have been hammered for featuring an artist's musings on it.
    Tribunal seems like an easy ANC victory, but here's the lie
    Tribunal seems like an easy ANC victory, but here's the lie
    Faced with mega-messes in education and joblessness, the ANC conference this week thought it could make easy headway with regard to media freedom.
    To fix SABC, break it up
    To fix SABC, break it up
    It's a re-run: rather than only reporting on South Africa, the SABC is itself once again a news story. And for all the wrong reasons.
    How the ANC can break the press impasse
    How the ANC can break the press impasse
    The ANC's control-oriented steps have unleashed an even greater cacophony. So where to from here for the ruling party?