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Journalism is more than ‘just a job’

January 22, 2020

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With the explosion of fake news, courtesy of social media, accompanied by mounting attacks, verbal and physical, against journalists, it may be useful to remember what the role of journalists — not bots and trolls — should be and that ethical journalism still survives. In this context, in South Africa, it is worth remembering how journalism (the work of journalists) brought to light the whole disgusting state capture venture.

Upholding journalistic ethics

January 15, 2015

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Max de Preez, one of the foremost political commentators and columnists in South Africa, has withdrawn his work from Independent News Media, following a shameful and untruthful apology to President Jacob Zuma about facts carried in one of Max's columns.