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ARCHIVES: DIRECTOR’S BLOG

A Case of Politics Before Principle?

28-09-2012

Is a move to more independent regulation of print media a good idea? If this means a new structure along the lines of that being proposed in Rapport’s Editorial then …

SABC – Helping to Protect Children?

08-11-2010

So we heard on the weekend that the SABC has a new initiative to help protect children.  Sounds good and they have some good partners like Childline but surely the …

SABC in Danger of Becoming a State Broadcaster

10-06-2010

The SABC is in the news again – for all the wrong reasons – again.  We are almost getting used to this.  This time however it is different.  This time …

Another SABC Public Mandate Bungle?

29-04-2010

A story in the Sowetan (See http://www.sowetan.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=1134901), focused on how the SABC has bungled its own arrangements for finding a venue for its World Cup broadcast.  According to the story …

Funding Challenge and Undervaluing the Public ...

20-01-2010

Funding is one of the biggest problems the SABC faces.  But it seems to me that they are missing using some of their best programming and most profitable channels to …

SABC in Crisis but Still Broadcasting

17-06-2009

Our public broadcaster is in crisis, nothing new there.  The SABC manages to confound and amaze, nothing new there either really.  It amazes because despite all the crises we really …

Elections Bull Driving You Mad, Politicians Full ...

19-03-2009

According to figures from the Stats SA website (www.statssa.gov.za – you should go there –it offers really cool ways to play with population data) based on their 2008 mid year …

Calling on Media to Adopt an Agenda in Reporting ...

21-01-2009

Elections are coming and some say they may be sooner than we anticipate.  We say hooray!  We love elections at MMA.  There is a certain inexplicable joy at the prospect …

50/50 – Highlighting the Potential of the ...

14-01-2009

Sometimes you aren’t sure about telling people about something good in case it ruins it.  Usually in the case of a restaurant if you tell too many people about it, …

Thank You South Africa Thank You, the Silly ...

07-01-2009

If like me you don’t have satellite tv and you had a little more free time than normal over the last few weeks and rather than the wrestling feast that …