Donor funds can help a cash-strapped newsroom survive but there is a concern that donors may kill editorial independence by driving their own agendas in the newsroom.
In her 2017 research, Anya Schiffrin from Columbia University said media houses are sometimes funded by private charities and foundations who want to achieve their “philanthropic goals” in what she calls “marriage of convenience”.
Women make up half of the South African population but less than 20% of the sources in the country’s media. Now a local organisation, Quote This Woman+, is trying to change that by giving journalists access to a range of women experts for their stories.
Quote This Woman+ founder Kathy Magrobi said the non-profit organisation sought to link “journalists and news producers in South Africa with a database of smart and switched on...
WhatsApp is officially stopping their bulk messaging service starting from December 7. The company intends to use technical and legal means against users who engage or assist the distribution of bulk messages which will now violate the Terms of Service.
Earlier this year and mid fake news circulation during the Lok Sabha elections in India, WhatsApp warned it would start taking legal action against individuals and companies, wh...
“[Or], the governments don’t want to release the data because it will paint the ruling party or the sitting president in a bad light,” he said.
This year, the fact-checking organisation has researched various election claims including South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s claims around job creation and housing before South Africa’s May elections. Both claims were proven untrue.
“Perhaps, what we have seen in Nigeria, Ken...
Going undercover as a crown prince to negotiate with rebels armed to the teeth is just the tip of Mount Kilimanjaro as far as the daring stuff Anas Arameyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye team get up to is concerned.
When they investigated what eventually became the documentary film Malawi's Human Harvest danger was thrown into the mix. They almost got killed after they were mistaken for the murderers they were trying to expose.
Somalia ranks as the top country with unresolved journalist killings according to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) Global Impunity Index 2019 released on October 29 2019.
The index is based on CPJ data on journalists murdered with complete impunity between September 1 2009 and August 31 2019. It focuses on the number of unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of a country’s population.