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Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs

    Why Corbyn's meteoric rise is good for Africa
    Why Corbyn's meteoric rise is good for Africa
    In the leadup to last week’s British elections, some of UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s most enthusiastic supporters were the groups...
    Afropunk’s growing gains and pains
    Afropunk’s growing gains and pains
    Afropunk comes to Johannesburg, all grown up. With that comes potential and grown-folk problems.
    It's Malema's world
    It's Malema's world
    After spending time with South Africa's mass media, online social networks or its blogosphere any casual observer would conclude that the country...
    A Zulu in New York
    A Zulu in New York
    In 1990, a few months after his release from prison, Nelson Mandela toured the United States. Travelling to eight cities in 11 days and addressing...
    Rebel Radio
    Rebel Radio
    In mid-January it was reported that independent (indymedia) media activists in Johannesburg had illegally run a radio station from the Soweto home...
    Cosmetic Change
    Cosmetic Change
    In Zulu Love Letter, director Ramadan Suleiman's powerful and beautiful film about the complexities of the TRC and the unfinished business...
    Stymied Rights
    Stymied Rights
    Late last year, the world's media rightly beat up on their US colleagues for their shameful coverage of the damage left in the wake of Hurricane...
    A Pawn in Their Game
    A Pawn in Their Game
    Midway through the Valerie Plame scandal, it is becoming clear that New York Times reporter Judith Miller's 85 days in jail for refusing to...
    Storm Signals
    Storm Signals
    The natural disaster on the US Gulf Coast certainly put a national spotlight on the Bush administration's haphazard and callous response to the...
    Back to Politics
    Back to Politics
    Success in American politics until recently appeared to be based primarily on the control of two major factors: lots of money and favourable access...
    Get an Opinion
    Get an Opinion
    In 2003 the New York Times? published an article by Todd Purdum titled "The Brains Behind Bush's War Policy." As Victor Navasky, the...
    When (White) Girls Go Missing
    When (White) Girls Go Missing
    Want to get on American TV? Judging from TV news programmes, you might think the easiest way is to disappear. With a clamour for ratings and hours...