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William Bird

William Bird

    I expected so much more from the SABC
    I expected so much more from the SABC
    Media Monitoring Africa's William Bird writes about his disappointment in the SABC after the release of the latest report into poor governance.
    SABC sunshine news strategy 'deeply concerning', says media monitoring group
    SABC sunshine news strategy 'deeply concerning', says media monitoring group
    The call by Hlaudi Motsoeneng for 70% of SABC news stories to be positive raises issues of editorial independence, says Media Monitoring Africa.
    Pistorius: Public interest has trumped interest to the public
    Pistorius: Public interest has trumped interest to the public
    If the media can shift the way in which it reports on gender-based violence, thousands of deaths might not be so utterly futile, writes William Bird.
    'Poof' goes our broadcasters' boldness
    'Poof' goes our broadcasters' boldness
    The latest Nando's advert focused on diversity and xenophobia has, unsurprisingly, caused a stir but with the wrong crowd.
    Strengthen the Press Code to strengthen the media
    Strengthen the Press Code to strengthen the media
    There has been very little analysis of what is actually wrong with the existing self-regulatory system of the print media.