I haven’t been blogging much lately, mostly because I’ve been trying to avoid the negative slant that has been creeping into my last few posts. Yet, possibly because of the weather, I am still feeling kind of negative, which I’m also trying to avoid on this blog. Continue reading ‘Silver Lining?’
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Sharlto Copely’s Distric 9 character Wikus van der Merwe has picked up a substantial cult following online. He even has his own catchphrase of sorts, “fookin’ prawns”, variations of which can often been seen in comments sections around the Web. Continue reading ‘Something Good at the SAMAs’
Heavy night last night; tired today. Fortunately, one of the benefits of a multimedia environment is that you can always use a couple of cool pictures to replace the thousands of words you don’t feel like writing.
Tags: ANCYL, media
The following statement was composed by Sipho Hlongwane in response to the ANC Youth League’s attempt to intimidate, smear and silence journalists investigating their leader Julius Malema.
Last week, shocking revelations concerning the activities of the ANC Youth League spokesperson Nyiko Floyd Shivambu came to the fore. According to a letter published in various news outlets, a complaint was laid by 19 political journalists with the Secretary General of the ANC, against Shivambu. This complaint letter detailed attempts by Shivambu to leak a dossier to certain journalists, purporting to expose the money laundering practices of Dumisani Lubisi, a journalist at the City Press. The letter also detailed the intimidation that followed when these journalists refused to publish these revelations.
We condemn in the strongest possible terms the reprisals against journalists by Shivambu. His actions constitute a blatant attack on media freedom and a grave infringement on Constitutional rights. It is a disturbing step towards dictatorial rule in South Africa. We call on the ANC and the ANC Youth League to distance themselves from the actions of Shivambu. The media have, time and again, been a vital democratic
safeguard by exposing the actions of individuals who have abused their positions of power for personal and political gain. Continue reading ‘SpeakZA: Standing Up for Media Freedom in South Africa’