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Guy Berger

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Guy Berger is a media academic/activist. He blogs about teaching journalism and new media. Find his research online and micro-blogging from conferences at http://www.twitter.com/guyberger

Hands off video on the internet

Strangely, at a time when South Africans are beginning to benefit from better and cheaper broadband connectivity, our communications regulator is toying with the idea…

Tribute to a less famous Coetzee

The ANCYL's unsubstantiated claims about hypocritical journalists certainly ring completely hollow in relation to the life and work of David Coetzee.

Good tidings for African journalists

“We needed it [this fund] back in 2002,” said Gugulethu Moyo, new director of the Media Legal Defence Initiative, referring to the Mugabe government’s suppression…

Tightening the leash on the SABC and Icasa

No one has come out shining in the mud-slinging around the SABC, but the biggest loser is the autonomy of communications. This has been paralleled…

Saving journalists and saving journalism

The shockwaves of collapsing newspapers in the US have startled everyone around the world, not least the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). It’s a body…

Lies, damned lies and tabloid statistics …

Business Day, The Citizen, Sowetan and the Sunday Times - four newspapers that need to pull up their statistical socks. And it’s the leading tabloid paper that avoids tabloid treatment of statistics.