Browsing All posts tagged under »journalism«

Letter to Cape Times

December 27, 2013

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The Cape TImes provided a first rate example of the educative role of journalism when it pubished, on December 24, an emotive rant about the newspaper's Mandela coverage, illustrated by the two special edition wraparound pages that revealed clearly the poisonous myths peddled by the accompanying text.

Politics, ambition & bad journalism obscure vital issues

April 26, 2013

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Politics and personal ambition compounded by some sloppy journalism have clouded and confused the issues surrounding the bitter internecine feud within Cosatu and the governing ANC-led alliance.

A call to resist the secrecy law

November 21, 2011

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November 22, 2011, has been dubbed “Black Tuesday” in South Africa. This is the day the Protection of State Information Bill went before parliament on its way to being rubber stamped into a law that all principled journalists worth their salt will do everything to circumvent. And, courtesy of the nature of the internet, they will be able to do so.

The threat of South Africa’s Info Bill

October 8, 2011

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(First published September 23, 2011) Journalists think they are something special; that they should have more rights than other citizens and that the media somehow sees itself as above the law. These views have been expressed by a number of ANC members of parliament. They have been aired in defence of the Protection of State […]

Voodoo economics, journalism & human rights

January 7, 2011

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It is time we all stopped bowing down at the altar of voodoo economics and acknowledged that our world is in crisis. And that this crisis is a consequence of adherence to an almost religious belief that “the market” is some sort of sane and sensible mechanism; that the mystical “invisible hand” mentioned by Adam Smith is a reality.

Voodoo economics, journalism & human rights

January 1, 2011

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(First published:  February, 2006) It is time we all stopped bowing down at the altar of voodoo economics and acknowledged that our world is in crisis.  And that this crisis — not of shortages, but of gluts — is a consequence of adherence to an almost religious belief that “the market” is some sort of […]

Reflections on reflective thinking and practice

October 2, 2010

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Action Inquiry. Action Research. Reflective Thinking. Reflective Practice. Experiential Learning. Neuro Linguistic Programming. Brain-based Learning. Like brands of soap powder, each claiming to wash whiter and brighter, these and numerous other academic packages claim to improve company and individual performance, making them more profitable and productive. And, like soap powders, all of these packages contain […]