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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...
Dictator brought to justice
Dictator brought to justice
THE TRIAL OF HISSÈNE HABRÉ by Celeste Hicks (Zed Books, London)
State capture: The Kenyan edition
State capture: The Kenyan edition
Nakuru, Kenya — A delivery of towels worth 20-million Kenyan shillings (R2.9-million) — to build a dam. A wall...
Is Cyril on a slow train to nowhere?
Is Cyril on a slow train to nowhere?
A president stuck in a train. A country stuck in a rut.
Nigerian political parties are weaponising fake news
Nigerian political parties are weaponising fake news
Disinformation is a significant threat to democracy and the credibility of electoral outcomes. In Nigeria it is being weaponised by political...
UK minister breaks ranks with no-deal Brexit warning
UK minister breaks ranks with no-deal Brexit warning
Britain's business minister on Thursday warned that the prospect of crashing out of the European Union without an agreement would be "disastrous"...
Even in death, Mam’ Winnie can’t catch a break
Even in death, Mam’ Winnie can’t catch a break
As South Africans mourn the loss of a mother, international news outlets have provoked ire for the way in which they have covered the death of...
BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest
BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest
BBC journalist Carrie Gracie announced Monday she had quit her post as China editor in protest at an "indefensible pay gap" at the British...
The life (on other worlds) of Brian
The life (on other worlds) of Brian
In an infinite universe, it is "absolutely clear" that there are other civilisations out there, Professor Brian Cox told the Mail & Guardian....
BBC's #BringBackOurGirls photo error causes newsroom 'anxiety'
BBC's #BringBackOurGirls photo error causes newsroom 'anxiety'
The BBC's news chief has said an incident in which the corporation used a photo of a girl who was not Nigerian that was trending on Twitter as part...
Wimbledon champ Murray wins BBC sports award
Wimbledon champ Murray wins BBC sports award
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was voted the BBC's 60th Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday, winning the accolade after becoming the first...
Bartoli: Sexism in sport is spite and lust
Bartoli: Sexism in sport is spite and lust
Last Sunday, Andy Murray finally won Wimbledon. Saturday on centre court was less edifying. As the French tennis player Marion Bartoli climbed...

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