Guy Berger

Director: Policies & Strategies in the field of Communication and Information at UNESCO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The ANC's control-oriented steps have unleashed an even greater cacophony. So where to from here for the ruling party?

Press freedom: From daylight to nightmare?

Pinch me, somebody! Are the unprecedented protests by newspaper editors unnecessary hysteria? Is the press watchdog crying wolf?

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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