William Bird

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

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

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

The latest Nando's advert focused on diversity and xenophobia has, unsurprisingly, caused a stir but with the wrong crowd.

Master’s voice

The Equality Court's banning of the "Shoot the Boer" song is a reminder of South Africa's long and prickly history.

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.

From his Masters voice

Tiger Woods returns to Augusta soon, a year after his historic victory, as the world's most famous sportsman. Lawrence Donegan finds him coping...

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