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Media credibility and trust needs investment in journalism

  The pandemic triggered a rush to trusted sources of information, showing again the value of independent journalism, but the challenge is translating that to revenues. The loss of journalistic resources together with an onslaught of misinformation polluting the information ecosystem has also weathered trust in media compared with earlier times when journalism was at […]

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South African journalists: From joy to jitters

Twenty years ago, in 1994, when the liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC), triumphed over the white nationalists in the general election that finally swept away apartheid and brought freedom to the masses of Africans and other races in South Africa, most of the 100 laws censoring the media that had come with apartheid were […]

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IPI members call for court review of South African bill

Leading global journalists are urging South African President Jacob Zuma to send controversial legislation to the Constitutional Court for review amid concerns that the bill could block reporters’ access to sensitive public information. The General Assembly of the International Press Institute (IPI), meeting in Cape Town yesterday, unanimously called on Zuma to submit the Protection […]

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IPI World Congress panel addresses ethics

The International Press Institute (IPI)’s 2014 World Congress in Cape Town closed its programme today with a lively discussion on media ethics and online journalism. Click here to read more about the panel discussion. IPI’s World Congress runs through Tuesday at The Westin, Cape Town. On-site registration is still open. You can also follow the […]

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