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Is Pistorius’ clubbing news?

In Media, Politics, Society on April 14, 2013 at 2:20 PM

I know nothing about running a newspaper nor do I claim to be a journalist but I sure know a thing or two about what news is and what news isn’t. I therefore have a hard time believing Sunday Times’ front-page lead story “Oscar parties” today, 14 April, is news. Worse, I doubt this article was worthy of a front-page. Or was it? Read the rest of this entry »

How I helped verify @SAPresident with Twitter

In Uncategorized on February 10, 2013 at 8:43 AM

In early May 2011 I noticed that President Jacob Zuma had a twitter account. Given the experiences of former ANCYL President Julius Malema and many others who claimed spoof Twitter accounts were opened under their names, I didn’t want to take chances. Read the rest of this entry »

SABC Blacklisting: a 2006 episode repeat in 2012?

In Media, Politics, Society on December 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Was it not soooo long ago that SABC admitted its decision of blacklisting certain persons perceived to hold a certain view was wrong? To be exact early last month SABC admitted its former head of news, Snuki Zikalala, broke its own broadcasting standards by blacklisting journalists and commentators in 2006. Read the rest of this entry »

News is not speculated Ferial Haffejee, maybe analysis

In Media, Politics on January 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Last weekend South Africans and many across the globe witnessed a City Press newspaper screaming “Mbeki is back”. Without wanting to jump my guns, I read the report to reasonably make up my mind. It was after reading the entire report – and a related one – that I believed the report was speculative and misleading at best, to a reasonable reader, that is. Read the rest of this entry »

Why I admire the f***ken Mark Esterhuysen

In Media, Society on October 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Like Julius Malema who said stuff and sang songs that are likely cost him his position as President of the ruling African National Congress Youth League – Mark Esterhuysen, too, did the same when he was swearing away his job as a newsreader at Primedia’s Radio702. This must have taken guts, courage and planning. Read the rest of this entry »

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