Browsing All posts tagged under »propaganda«

Journalism & the media: time to be afraid, very afraid

December 2, 2019


Honest, evidence-based journalism is under increasing pressure, especially with so many media outlets compromised or captured. South African provides classic examples and reasons why fulsome support should be given to the fight for continued — and expanded — access to information.

Iqbal Survé: a fantasist lashes out again

August 4, 2017


That “other Mandela doctor” — putative media tycoon Iqbal Survé — is at it again. Survé who once professed to have been the personal physician to Nelson Mandela, surfaced with another diatribe last week which did nothing to answer the questions about his various fantastic claims to fame and fortune.

The need for responsible journalism

January 5, 2017


As 2017 gets underway, there is, as perhaps never before, the need for responsible journalism; journalism that presents the facts and seeks out the truth; journalism on which the public at large can rely and that reveals, without fear or favour, verified and verifiable information that is in the public interest.

A journalistic travesty by Independent Media

August 25, 2016


A proclaimed expose about a “dirty tricks campaign” against Independent News Media South Africa and its putative owner, Iqbal Survé, published this week, was a journalistic travesty. It amounted to sloppy and racist propaganda.

Ripping good reasons for an independent media

July 13, 2012


An free and unfettered media provides the only antidote to propaganda serving narrow political and corporate agendas. This issue has become highly pertinent as the Irish-owned Independent News Media group in South Africa comes up for sale.