CHANGE VOICES

January 13, 2020

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 b...

January 13, 2020

Traditional journalism and media will decline in popularity in Africa while the media will increase their online presence to reach their audiences this year. 

That is according to seasoned journalist and Code for Kenya country lead Catherine Gicheru and Nelson Mandela U...

Iranti, in partnership with fraycollege, has started the Safety, Dignity and Freedom (SDF) project which documents the experiences of queer people and their interaction with the media. 

This is to promote and educate on inclusive, accurate and respectful media cove...

December 20, 2019

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...

December 13, 2019

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 yea...

December 12, 2019

A Somali women-centred journalism association has made history by training fellow journalists in the city of Baidoa on how to cover the first popular vote elections to be held in over 50 years. 

The East African country has been wracked by civil war and terrorism....

December 11, 2019

In Africa, Egypt remains the worst offender when it comes to jailing journalists - and has topped the list for three years. 

This is according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) 2019 prison census report released on December 11.

CPJ is an American based non-pr...

December 6, 2019

“[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 Ram...

November 3, 2019

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 documentar...

November 2, 2019

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...

November 1, 2019

Open source investigator at BBC Africa Eye Ben Strick says the important thing about The Anatomy of a Killing is that it shows the power of collaboration across departments and professions. 

“A lot of the time people silo information and keep it to themselves. We reache...

October 23, 2019

Deputy Reserve Bank Governor Kuben Naidoo spoke at the South African National Editors’ Forum function commemorating Black Wednesday held in Johannesburg on October 18 2019. 

Reflections on the value of the media’s victories 42 years since Black Wedne...

October 14, 2019

India's indigenous languages and ancient traditional skills are at risk of extinction, but it's not too late to save them. This is what Palagummi Sainath, the founder of People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI) aim to do. According to him, public institutions in India ar...

October 10, 2019

Sexual abuses are in the headlines again, with West African universities rocked by the #SexForGrades expose and the #MeToo movement finally making landfall in India at the start of October. Closer to home, revenge porn, or the distribution of nudes and other sexually e...

October 7, 2019

In September 1997 Juby Mayet testified at the special hearings for media at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The TRC hearings, which started in 1996, were South Africa’s attempt at national reconciliation after years of bitter conflict. The hearings were...