Staff of the Botswana Gazette are being held for questioning about a story the newspaper published exposing an alleged illegal oil deal.
Part of the worries about a retracted Rolling Stone article is that it may inhibit other people from coming forward with their stories.
Journalist and blogger, Chika Oduah, talks about the risks of being a journalist in Africa today and the notion that journalism thrives on bad news.
A journalism of conversation is a responsibility to the quality and inclusiveness of the debates that ripple across society.
The iPod not only revolutionised music storage, it introduced a new platform for journalism in the form of podcasts such as M&G's Extraordinary Lives.
Some are more equal than others, which calls Western values into question.
The role of journalists in disseminating information is vital in turbulent times and it's imperative their safety is assured, writes Irina Bokova.
What’s being read around the M&G newsroom? Here are some things we like. A lot.
Local newsrooms are shedding staff and sales, but it's not all doom and gloom for the print media industry.
A Human Rights Watch report has investigated the effect government spying in the US has had on media freedom and the right to counsel.
Journalists in conflict zones risk their lives to cover the most fraught corners of the globe. We pay tribute to some of those killed, injured and kidnapped.
The Egypt case has received international attention, but less attention has been given to journalists under fire in the rest of Africa.
There are two truths about native ads: money for journalism has to come from somewhere, and credibility is important for individuals and business.
The British Council and Mail & Guardian invite the next generation of young journalists to apply for the Future News Competition.
The arrest of two of Bangladesh's foremost human rights activists has brought to light the country's severe crackdown on journalists and NGOs.
The numbers have stories to tell about South Africa's crime rates, for those who are prepared to extract meaning from statistics, says Franz Krüger.
The fact that some people unquestioningly assume that journalism can be bent to the whims of media owners is worrying.
Press junkets are no holiday. Sarah Wild shares the dirty truth.
The South African media landscape, or any media landscape for that matter, is not a stagnant and stable one