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Global Media Journal - African Edition - Volume 2, Issue 2, 2008
Volume 2, Issue 2, 2008
Author Pedro DiederichsSource: Global Media Journal - African Edition 2, pp 125 –127 (2008)More Less
When speaking about culture in South Africa, we as South Africans tend to emphasise the wide variety of peoples that make up our population. We like to point out how different we are, but at the same time how we accept that we are all South Africans. And sooner or later we go on a bit about the Rainbow Nation and how successfully we integrated. We usually end discussions on this topic with how we find unity in our variety: as if this is a great achievement and unique to South Africa alone. But let us remember that we are not that unusual.
Author Fred J. MwilimaSource: Global Media Journal - African Edition 2, pp 128 –131 (2008)More Less
Namibia, formerly South West Africa, is a young country situated in the semi-desert off the Atlantic coast of southern Africa. The country has development opportunities as well as serious challenges, and, while it is unique in many respects, it shares important features with other countries in the southern African region.
Author Joe ThloloeSource: Global Media Journal - African Edition 2, pp 132 –135 (2008)More Less
Author Francois GroepeSource: Global Media Journal - African Edition 2, pp 136 –138 (2008)More Less
Professor Lizette Rabe, Head of the Department of Journalism at Stellenbosch University, Mr Joe Thloloe, Press Ombudsman, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I am honoured to address you on the occasion of this conference that coincides with the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Department of Journalism at Stellenbosch University.
Author Mpumelelo MkhabelaSource: Global Media Journal - African Edition 2, pp 139 –142 (2008)More Less
Source: Global Media Journal - African Edition 2, pp 143 –146 (2008)More Less
When opening this conference, Professor Lizette Rabe quoted a statistic that struck a chord with me. In a six-month period between March and August 2000, the TransAfrica Forum in the USA had counted 89 stories on Africa published by The New York Times and Washington Post. Of the 89, 75 were negative, and 63 of the 89 were about conflict in Africa.
Author Tobie WieseSource: Global Media Journal - African Edition 2, pp 147 –153 (2008)More Less
I was given a rather sexy heading - 'Forget the rhino, save journalism' - under which to say a few words. I would agree with the assumption that both are under threat, but while most people will have a natural inclination to save an endangered animal I'm not so sure about how many will stand up for the survival of journalism. After all, why do we need journalism? And secondly, it seems to me that much of the woes that journalism is going through at present are self-inflicted.