“Sadly, some units of investigative journalism appear to have become involved in political factions, which enabled the loss of credibility for journalism as a whole.”Read More
Category: The Craft
Zubeida told me she was working on an important story and I knew from that moment that I wanted to carry that amount of dedication and commitment to journalism and to shaping the conversations needed in order to transform society.
In October, Zubeida Jaffer received the prestigious 2020 Allan Kirkland Soga Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her sustained and extraordinary contribution to journalism, including her impeccable ethics and craft excellence.Read More
Voices of poor majority either ignored or made functional to dominant narrative
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to expose a range of acute inequalities across and within societies around the world. Nowhere is this clearer than in the disproportionately negative impact on the lives of the marginalised and poor. Public health systems are under heavy strain, unemployment is rising, access to online education alternatives for all scholars is unrealised, and opportunities to eke out even a meagre income in the informal sector are declining.Read More
Growth in number of black women in leadership positions in the media industry
Kiki Ntuli and Nwabisa Makunga join a legacy of trailblazing women in leading South African media.There has been a marked increase of black women in top positions in South Africa’s media industry but many still experience discrimination.This was revealed in the 2018 Glass Ceilings in South African Media study conducted by the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) and Gender Links, with support from the Media Diversity and Development Agency (MDDA).Read More
Legacy of African media freedom giant lives on
What better way to honour an African media freedom giant than to launch an online course on media freedom and freedom of expression in Africa? This is precisely what has happened to honour the memory of Jeanette Minnie, who passed away in 2016 after an illness.Read More
Does media reflect a violent society, or does it play a role in perpetuating violence?
As parents we raise our children with the belief and hope that they will always be safe no matter where they go. But it appears that the predators are often closer than expected. Games and films filled with violence are in our homes, on the Internet and on our smartphones.Read More
Let’s hand the pen to ourselves
African communication professionals have started a movement to rebrand the continent. Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda at the first-ever Global Africa Forum on Communications (GAFCOMM) on 21 – 23 August 2019, they affirmed their intention to build a platform for thought leadership, growth ideas, and sharing of the best success stories.Read More
One of the least enviable tasks of journalists in the US must be reporting on how the public...Read More
Toxic Hypermasculinity and the portrayal of gendered roles in media
In a society such as ours, with high levels of gender-based violence and public performances of misogyny, it is important to reflect on the impact that representations of hyper-masculinity in the media has on society, as it has the power to shape values, norms and perceptions.Read More
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