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  • More battles for media freedom being won, but the war is far from over

    14 July 2019, Daily Maverick, William Bird   Delegations from more than 100 countries, including 60 ministers, and more than 1,500 journalists, academics and campaigners, recently gathered in London for …

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  • The 4IR imperative: Opening up internet access to more South Africans (with videos)

    5 July 2019, The Media Online, Michael Bratt “Access to the internet is now recognized as a fundamental right. That matters to us because we don’t have fundamental rights being …

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  • Another bailout for the SABC?

    4 July 2019, Cape Talk, Sara-Jayne King   William Bird, director of Media Monitoring Africa, agrees. They speak to the majority of people in our country and they’re the only …

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  • Discredited, threatened, attacked: challenges of covering South Africa’s election in the digital age

    1 July 2019, Committee to Projects Journalists, Angela Quintal SANEF developed an election portal where journalists could report threats and intimidation online. It received zero complaints, said executive director Kate Skinner. A platform to fight …

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  • Media Monitoring Africa launches report on elections coverage

    23 June 2019, Sandton Chronicle, Laura Pisanello Sarah Findlay, the elections head for Media Monitoring Africa, explained that over 30 percent of stories were primarily political and focused on party …

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  • SABC election coverage was fair: Media Monitoring Africa

    14 June 2019, Dey There, Prince Jafa’ar Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) Director William Bird says despite the public broadcaster’s financial situation, the SABC managed to deliver overwhelmingly fair election coverage. …

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"If, as Carey (James W) suggests, democracy is the same thing as journalism, it should not surprise us to see both in deep trouble these days. We can only save democracy by saving journalism, or vice versa" 

- Hossein Derakhshan 

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