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Botswana’s media is in crisis

COMMENT We live in a divided political environment and amid radical economic disparities. But there is one thing...

Children’s rights win over media freedom

The court found that the law’s unequal treatment of child accused and child witnesses as well as child victims was unconstitutional.

How — and how not — to restore trust in media

In an age of unprecedented access to information, people must improve their media literacy. But that does not let media organizations off the hook

Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny

Western aid has resulted in an Anglo-American culture of journalism education which has proved impractical to implement in African countries

Selling Africa’s good news stories

Low pay and precarious work conditions for most African journalists lead many to seek work with Western news outlets

​Media – Afentse ‘Fenny’ Lekolwane

Her Flave Productions company produces both short films and movies, and “Botswood” was set up to bring the film industry together.

Free speech remains a mote in Africa’s eye

The state and the press are still head to head in the name of freedom of expression.

Angolan generals take on journalist

The defamation trial of Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais, started in Luanda on Tuesday.

Hate speech on the rise in African media

Hate speech is on the rise in African media and could be avoided if media houses were financially stable and independent, say media leaders.

Street focus becomes Chronic

Literary magazine <i>Chimurenga</i>'s first newspaper will retell the xenophobia story from the inside.

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 because of the costs.

The foundations of freedom

Former Constitutional Court Judge, <b>Kate O'Regan</b> spoke at a conference on the roles and responsibilities of Africa's media.

Regulating SA’s media: Lessons from abroad

Ghana has "too much" media freedom, while the UK has a self regulatory system that protects both the public and the media.

O’Regan on media freedom

Listen to the keynote address by former Constitutional Court Judge Kate O’Regan, delivered at a conference interrogating the rights and responsibilities of African media at Wits Journalism on Wednesday March 09 2011.

The media ‘cannot, and should not, be complacent’

Former Constitutional Court Judge Kate O'Regan opened the Regulations and Rights conference on Wednesday with a warning to the media.

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

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Transport Month

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

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Disrupt the corrupt

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

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