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Herman Wasserman

Herman Wasserman

    Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny
    Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny
    An enormous and increasing portion of the foreign development aid coming into Africa annually is for media development. Foreign aid funds diverse...
    Study sheds light on scourge of 'fake' news in Africa
    Study sheds light on scourge of 'fake' news in Africa
    Concerns about “fake news” have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent...
    Born-frees have precious little freedom
    Born-frees have precious little freedom
    A mentally disabled teenage girl is gang-raped by seven men. Her ordeal comes to light after a video of the crime goes viral and is picked up by...
    Gang rape, murder: Are these children truly 'born free'?
    Gang rape, murder: Are these children truly 'born free'?
    A mentally disabled teenage girl is gang raped by seven men. Her ordeal comes to light after a video of the crime goes viral and is picked up by the news...
    The devil or the deep blue sea?
    The devil or the deep blue sea?
    So you think the SABC's got problems? While trying to figure out all the doublespeak, political wrangling, and smoke-and-mirrors going on at South...
    Is our media (still) racist?
    Is our media (still) racist?
    If racism exists, it is certainly not for a lack of attempts to rid the media of the shackles of its apartheid history. Since democracy arrived in...
    The Queen and I
    The Queen and I
    There is a scene towards the end of the film The Queen (2006) in which Queen Elizabeth II (played by Oscar winner Helen Mirren), after having been...
    Ready to Adapt
    Ready to Adapt
    In a witty new television advertisement for Klipdrift brandy a clueless but well-meaning young white farmer takes a black couple in tow to his...
    Don't discount the SA dream
    Don't discount the SA dream
    "South Africans went to the brink of full-out civil war in the 1980s, but decided to go shopping instead." This description of the transition to...
    Economic democracy breeds non-racialism
    Economic democracy breeds non-racialism
    Statistics, it has been said, are used in the same way a drunk uses a lamppost: more for support than for light.