The Great Media debate

Spotlight on quality of content, role of media and transformation matters

The Lion Kings: The idyllic and the wretched..

The world that the now famous Cecil inhabited

Health & Wellbeing focus: International Day of Indigenous Peoples

UN Secretary General says most challenges are preventable

AWG Champion: A Rebel with a Cause

An outspoken campaigner for racial equality

A budding artist extraordinaire

I knew it was what I wanted when I picked up my mum’s Blackberry and took photos

Opinion: Media Tribunal Unconstitutional

But Moegsien Williams says we might need ‘tougher measures’

Free Art Space connects people

Participants gather without judgement

Marikana Changed My Life: Rehad Desai Storyteller Activist

Miners Shot Down. Rehad Desai talks to The Journalist


Welcome to the October edition of The Journalist

In this edition we are beginning to review 2020 and anticipating 2021. This year has been dominated by the Covid 19 pandemic and the impact the Lock Downs have had on our lives. While Covid 19 is by no means over, a key event in 2021 will be the 30th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on Press Freedom in May 2021.

We therefore have contributions that reflect on what press freedom may be in the light of the persecution of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, and, with the increasing inequality in the world in the midst of the Covid pandemic, the challenges faced by journalists to give voice to experiences outside the ideological mainstream.

We spotlight a first-hand account of a doctor at the forefront of the struggles against Covid 19, a community voice telling us about the dire state of hunger and thirst in the Eastern Cape and an account of international solidarity of a South African studying in the US.

Our Book Review honours a recent revisiting of Toussaint L’ Overture, the leader of the Haitian Revolution – the only successful slave revolution in modern history. The longer Academic section features a comic-book style account of the Three C’s confronting us today – Covid, Capitalism and Climate-change.


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