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Why ‘institutes of excellence’ won’t address the African publics’ information needs

This article was first published on www.gijn.org ‘Normal’ media don’t do investigative journalism anymore. That is why we need non-profit institutions, specially geared and equipped to investigate public interest issues. They will fill the gap. The position, taken by many … Continue readingWhy ‘institutes of excellence’ won’t address the African publics’ information needs

Writing African corruption: the looters, the sourpusses, the idiots and the decent people in between

On the South African draft Protection of Information Bill, the prospective Media Appeals Tribunal, and all the protests The current war in South Africa between media and state is not a war between plundering dictators and brave freedom-of-speech fighters. It is also … Continue readingWriting African corruption: the looters, the sourpusses, the idiots and the decent people in between