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ANC: Devious or Dim?
ANC: Devious or Dim?
It's a new game. It’s called "Devious or Dim?", and the rules are simple. We take a statement by the ANC that's blatantly incorrect, and you, the people, judge: is it consciously a lie, or is it just an inability to understand facts? Is it Devious? Or...
Media self-regulation is ideal
Media self-regulation is ideal
The most remarkable thing about the ANC's input at hearings of the Press Freedom Commission this week was not its determination to create a media...
South Africans don't complain much, press commission told
South Africans don't complain much, press commission told
The number of complaints to the press ombud in South Africa is relatively low, Jane Duncan of Highway Africa said at the Press Freedom Commission...
Zapiro slams new press code
Zapiro slams new press code
The new South African press code is "defensive", according to world-renowned cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro. He is...
Revamp press code, team proposes
Revamp press code, team proposes
Stricter sanctions should be imposed on serial offenders in the print media and the press code of conduct should be revamped, according to the...
Press Council hits back after ANCYL attack on ombud
Press Council hits back after ANCYL attack on ombud
The African National Congress Youth League's (ANCYL) attack on the press ombudsman is aimed at boosting a bid by a faction of the ANC for a media...
Zuma and the press: Soft or hard?
Zuma and the press: Soft or hard?
Newspapers are beginning to deal with whether Jacob Zuma and his backers will be magnanimous in his victory ... or vengeful towards them.
Fifth estate, not the state
Fifth estate, not the state
Self-regulation for newspapers ratcheted up a gear last week with the inaugural meeting of the Press Council in Johannesburg. But the African...
ANC media tribunal under scrutiny
ANC media tribunal under scrutiny
The print media was, as usual, overreacting to the African National Congress's (ANC) intentions to investigate the establishment of a media...

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