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Children’s rights win over media freedom
Children’s rights win over media freedom
In 2015, the story of “Zephany Nurse” captured the hearts and minds of South Africans. Zephany was stolen at birth. Her distraught parents did...
How — and how not — to restore trust in media
How — and how not — to restore trust in media
In most industries, a quality product is easy to identify, thanks to markers like price, brand, and reviews. But in journalism, discerning quality...
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...
How foreign aid fuels African media’s payola problem
How foreign aid fuels African media’s payola problem
In many African countries, a dirty secret of journalism is that reporters earn most of their income from payments by their sources. And the...
Selling Africa’s good news stories
Selling Africa’s good news stories
Anywhere in the world, freelance journalism is an extreme career choice. The job requires withstanding pitch rejections, ignored queries, stolen...
​Media – Afentse ‘Fenny’ Lekolwane
​Media – Afentse ‘Fenny’ Lekolwane
Filmmaker Afentse Lekolwane is a film producer, writer and director, whose passion for filmmaking has been putting Botswana...
Free speech remains a mote in Africa's eye
Free speech remains a mote in Africa's eye
For many of us in Africa, particularly journalists, freedom of expression remains most elusive in societies where governments believe they hold...
Angolan generals take on journalist
Angolan generals take on journalist
The defamation trial of Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais, accused of libelling seven of the country’s military generals in a book he...
Hate speech on the rise in African media
Hate speech on the rise in African media
With a perceived rise in radicalism and hate speech perpetuated in the media, media leaders from across the African continent have launched a...
Street focus becomes Chronic
Street focus becomes Chronic
'Shock". "Exceptionalism". "Paranoia". Three words that, in a conversation with Chimurenga founder and editor Ntone Edjabe, pop up with greater...
South Africa slow to take up digital media
South Africa slow to take up digital media
Despite growing demand for digital media in South Africa, there is still strong interest in traditional media in rural areas, where the high cost...
The foundations of freedom
The foundations of freedom
No discussion of the role and responsibility of the media can commence without acknowledging the overarching importance of freedom of expression....

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