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White Square 2020 winners announced
White Square 2020 winners announcedArticle

International Advertising Festival White Square has announced its 2020 winners...

10 Jul 2020

Warm up your winter blues with free opera, ballet and theatre streamings
Warm up your winter blues with free opera, ballet and theatre streamingsArticle

Here are some free opera, ballet and theatre streamings you can catch during these wintery lockdown times...

Daniel Dercksen 9 Jul 2020

Impact BBDO Dubai with BBDO Pakistan Lahore and Samar Minallah Khan Islamabad's “Truck Art Childfinder” on behalf of Berger Paints.
ADC 99th Annual Awards Week: 36 Cube winners in Fashion Design and IllustrationArticle

Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration were revealed on the first day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards, part of The One Club for Creativity and the world's longest continually-running program celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising...

18 May 2020

Burger King censors its 'food porn' to combat cravings during SA lockdown
Burger King censors its 'food porn' to combat cravings during SA lockdownArticle

Burger King has come to realise that tempting its customers with salacious pictures of its delicious treats when no one can have them is simply not fair...

Issued by Burger King 24 Apr 2020

Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual Awards
Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual AwardsArticle

The One Club for Creativity has announced the finalists for the global ADC 99th Annual Awards...

21 Apr 2020

17 human security projects receive grants from Japanese Embassy
17 human security projects receive grants from Japanese EmbassyArticle

This year, 17 non-profit organisations and local authorities in South Africa, Eswatini, and Lesotho will receive support from the Embassy of Japan in South Africa's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Programme (GGP) 2020...

11 Mar 2020

Journalist Nazli Ilicak is embraced after her release from prison in Istanbul in November 2019, after a court ordered her free on time served at a retrial. Two of her colleagues remain in prison on terrorism related charges, among the 47 journalists jailed in Turkey. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir.
The world's worst jailers of journalistsArticle

The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remains near record highs. China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists...

Elana Beiser 11 Dec 2019

Vaslav explores the fine line between genius and insanity
Vaslav explores the fine line between genius and insanityArticle

I saw Vaslav recently and came out of the theatre disturbed and saddened. Not by the performance of Godfrey Johnson, his portrayal of Vaslav Nijinsky or by any other aspect of the production.

Michael Britton 14 Nov 2019

Image credit: Epica Awards.
#EpicaAwards2019: SA's VMLY&R announced as one of the finalists!Article

The 2019 Epica Awards shortlist has been announced with South Africa's VMLY&R's "Don't Tell Me What To Do" campaign for Edgars revealed as a finalist in the Branded Content - Music Video category...

12 Nov 2019

Mahlatse Mahlase delivering her speech at the Sanef Black Wednesday Dinner. Image credit: Sanef.
#BlackWednesday: Sanef chair Mahlatse Mahlase calls on journos to continue to fight for media freedomArticle

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) hosted a gala dinner on Friday, 18 October in honour of those who fought for the freedom of the press, and those who continue to do so...

21 Oct 2019

A police van is seen in Alexandria, Egypt, on September 27, 2019. Security forces recently arrested and allegedly tortured journalist Esraa Abdel Fattah. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh.
Egyptian journalist Esraa Abdel Fattah arrested on false news chargesArticle

Egyptian authorities must immediately release imprisoned journalist Esraa Abdel Fattah, drop all charges against her, and investigate allegations that she was tortured...

16 Oct 2019

International Internet Day: A gift or a curse?
International Internet Day: A gift or a curse?Article

In 1969, little-known 21-year-old UCLA student programmer Charley Kline administered the first electronic message between computers; a truly groundbreaking moment within the initial stages of the technological age...

Abongile Silonga, Issued by Wits DigitalCampus 16 Oct 2019

Samara: a charming safari destination for discerning travellers
Samara: a charming safari destination for discerning travellersArticle

Just seconds after our entry into Samara Private Game Reserve, after a bumpy 15km dirt road journey to the main gate, we were met by a tower of elegant giraffe purposefully gazing at us as if they were about to blurt out a greeting...

Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Oct 2019

Tanzania detains Watetezi TV journalist over investigation of police
Tanzania detains Watetezi TV journalist over investigation of policeArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists said it is concerned for the welfare of investigative journalist Joseph Gandye...

26 Aug 2019

RTE Broadcaster of the Year, Tom McGuire, head of RTÉ Radio. Image supplied.
2019 NYF Radio Awards: Winners announced!Article

The New York Festivals Radio Awards has announced its 2019 winners...

25 Jun 2019

5 reasons to binge Benedict Cumberbatch's BAFTA-winning Patrick Melrose
5 reasons to binge Benedict Cumberbatch's BAFTA-winning Patrick MelroseArticle

Patrick Melrose, winner of Best Mini-Series at The British Academy TV Awards (BAFTAs) in May 2019, is now streaming first on Showmax in South Africa...

Issued by Showmax 5 Jun 2019

Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom
Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of FreedomArticle

The Golden Pen of Freedom has been awarded posthumously to Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi...

3 Jun 2019

Finalists announced for 2019 NYF Radio Awards
Finalists announced for 2019 NYF Radio AwardsArticle

The New York Festivals Radio Awards has announced its 2019 finalists with South Africa's CliffCentral selected as a finalist in the Podcast category...

30 May 2019

Libreville, Gabon, is seen on January 16, 2017. The country's media regulator recently suspended two newspapers over defamation claims. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Mike Hutchings.
Gabon media regulator suspends two newspapers over defamation claimsArticle

Gabon's media regulator should immediately lift its suspensions of the tri-weekly newspaper L'Aube and the weekly Echos du Nord, and give journalists the freedom to cover issues of public interest...

22 May 2019

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during a press conference in Addis Ababa, in August 2018. Since Abiy's election, conditions for Ethiopia's journalists have improved, but some challenges remain. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Michael Tewelde.
How the media is faring in EthiopiaArticle

Under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia's media have more freedom but challenges remain...

Muthoki Mumo 7 May 2019

Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: the challenges that await the UN
Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: the challenges that await the UNArticle

Seventy years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), we do not only have cause to complain, far from it...

Olivier de Frouville 16 Apr 2019

Soldiers stand guard on April 2, 2019, in Moroni, the capital of the Comoros. Journalists have been detained and newspapers have been disrupted surrounding the country's recent presidential election. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Youssouf Ibrahim.
Comoros authorities detain journalist, censor newspapers amid political crisisArticle

Authorities in the Comoros should stop detaining journalists and censoring the press in the wake of the disputed March 24 presidential election...

15 Apr 2019

The Suit: What's your problem?
The Suit: What's your problem?Article

When I worked in London, my boss was a genius of a man who didn't quite fit the mould. His most powerful problem-solving tools were post-it notes and A3 sketch pads - and the pub...

Jason Harrison, Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 11 Apr 2019

A radio station is seen in Bujumbura, Burundi, on March 19, 2015. Burundi authorities recently banned the BBC and suspended VOA from broadcasting within the country. Source: CPJ.
Burundi media regulator bans BBC and VOAArticle

Authorities in Burundi should fully restore broadcasting rights to the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Voice of America...

11 Apr 2019

Africa and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Dignity for all
Africa and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Dignity for allArticle

African countries barely existed when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris, France in 1948, three years after the end of the Second World War...

Franck Kuwonu 9 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Escape Room, Cold Pursuit and Destroyer
#OnTheBigScreen: Escape Room, Cold Pursuit and DestroyerArticle

The films entering the South African box office this week include The Kid Who Would Be King, Escape Room, Cold Pursuit, Destroyer and The Bookshop...

Daniel Dercksen 22 Mar 2019

Die Stropers (The Harvesters) is South African filmmaking at its best
Die Stropers (The Harvesters) is South African filmmaking at its bestArticle

From the moment Janno steps into the frame of Die Stropers (The Harvesters), we enter his world, a cattle farm in the rural Free State, where he herds cattle and lives in the shadow of a conservative Afrikaner upbringing, ruled by religion and governed by family...

Daniel Dercksen 11 Mar 2019

This is Momo, or Mother Bird.
Why children's social media safety is in the spotlight after the wake of the #Momochallenge hoaxArticle

Described by Paper magazine as a "...saucer-eyed, lipless bird lady with trendy bangs and Voldemort nostrils," it's easy to see why Momo is the latest social media scare, as it's reportedly being hacked into child-friendly apps such as Peppa Pig, Fornite and YouTube Kids. But read this before you ban your young ones from using the internet...

Leigh Andrews 6 Mar 2019

Craig Pheiffer, chief investment strategist at Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management
#BudgetSpeech2019: Hoping for a great escapeArticle

Legendary escapologist Harry Houdini began his career escaping from handcuffs but later went on to dazzle audiences with escapes from large milk cans, his specially designed Chinese water torture cell and buried caskets...

Craig Pheiffer 18 Feb 2019

Zimbabwe must be held accountable for rights abuses
Zimbabwe must be held accountable for rights abusesArticle

Security forces must be held accountable for the brutal assault on human rights, including press freedom, in Zimbabwe, said Amnesty International...

28 Jan 2019

Seeing food wasted makes us mad - but should it?
Seeing food wasted makes us mad - but should it?Article

There is currently a grand consensus of academics, policymakers and food campaign groups that "something must be done" to reduce food wastage...

Martin Cohen 6 Dec 2018

Professor Thuli Madonsela and FMHS Dean, Professor Jimmy Volmink
Stamping out social injustice in healthcareArticle

South Africa has come a long way after more than two decades of democracy...

Florence de Vries 26 Nov 2018

Both the Best Radio Award (Category 1: National/commercial) and the Journalist of the Year Award for the best overall entry were won by Megan Lubke.
2018 RDMA winners announcedArticle

Last week, the winners of the 2018 Diageo SA Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMAs) were announced, following an awards ceremony held at Summer Place in Johannesburg...

14 Sep 2018

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#OrchidsandOnions: VW smooths out the bumps in the road and racial airbrushing, Absa-style...Article

One of the endless debates in life is about whether women are better drivers than men. The boys will point out that there has never been a female Formula One champion...

Brendan Seery 14 Aug 2018

Galal El Behairy, Egyptian poet.
Release Egyptian poet detained for 'critical' songArticle

United Nations human rights experts have urged Egyptian authorities to release a poet and songwriter arrested for writing a song critical of government policies...

30 Jul 2018

Meet the Maker: Durbanville Distillery
Meet the Maker: Durbanville DistilleryArticle

The distillery as it turns out is not run as part of the wine estate, but rather as a separate entity which allows for them to focus on their distinctive gin and distillation process...

Samantha Snedorf 6 Jul 2018

Hugo Correia completes elliptical church in Portugal
Hugo Correia completes elliptical church in PortugalArticle

Architect Hugo Correia has completed an elliptical church in Vila Nova de Famalicão, north of Portugal...

29 Jun 2018

Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'
Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'Article

Whether it is lining up to pay for your groceries or making a bank transaction, time costs money. As businesses become aware of the costs of waiting, they are looking at innovative ways to reduce these expenses by "designing out" queues...

Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 7 Jun 2018

The media vs mother of the nation
The media vs mother of the nationArticle

Lesedi Ntuli argues that Nomzamo Winifred Nobandla Madikizela-Mandela has been demonised by the establishment media in death as she has been in life because she dared to challenge both racist and partriarchal hierarchies...

Lesedi Ntuli 11 Apr 2018

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#FairnessFirst: Grave press freedom violations in AfricaArticle

Freedom of speech, long seen as a mainstay of the Western world, isn't necessarily a given elsewhere, especially when you criticise government policy and work in the media...

Leigh Andrews 6 Apr 2018

Ericino de Salema, a prominent journalist and human rights lawyer, was abducted and assaulted on March 27, according to reports. Credit: Neusa Ribeiro.
Mozambique journalist abducted, assaultedArticle

Ericino de Salema, a prominent journalist and human rights lawyer, was abducted and assaulted in Mozambique, on March 27...

29 Mar 2018

Former Gauteng health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu. Photo: Oupa Nkosi
#LifeEsidimeni: In six weeks we'll know if Qedani Mahlangu will be prosecutedArticle

After being awarded damages, distraught families want more: the former Gauteng Health MEC must face criminal charges...

Mia Malan 26 Mar 2018

Sama: #Life Esidimini is a serious indictment on government
Sama: #Life Esidimini is a serious indictment on governmentArticle

Retired Justice Dikgang Moseneke's opening paragraph in his Life Esidimeni ruling sums up the horror of case...

23 Mar 2018

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Anger as rail construction begins in Nairobi National ParkArticle

Kenyan conservationists expressed outrage on Thursday, 1 March 2018, after construction of a railway line began inside Nairobi's famed national park, saying this defied a court order halting the project...

5 Mar 2018

Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers
Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancersArticle

South Africans are three times more likely to freelance than their global counterparts, but the freelance movement is not a millennial movement, says Brent Spilkin, also known as 'Spillly', author of What the Freelance...

Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2018

The Handmaid's Tale, now streaming on Showmax
The Handmaid's Tale, now streaming on ShowmaxArticle

The time: Oh, not so far from now. The place: Once known as the United States of America, it is now called the Republic of Gilead. The rule: A military dictatorship enforcing laws based on an extreme fundamentalist misinterpretation of The Bible. The show: The Handmaid's Tale (2017-current, Season 1 is on Showmax).

Issued by Showmax 12 Feb 2018

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