Voice of the Cape

August2010

Media Threats

Media bills threatening to restrict press freedom will only stifle the grassroots where media diversity, much needed in South Africa, will have to take root. I THINK it was Aristotle who said that republics become democracies, and that democracies can become dictatorships. As a South African I’d hate to be[…]

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The Fatal Attraction of being a News Addict

I’VE just finished reading a book by the BBC journalist, Jeremy Bowen. Entitled “War Stories”, it deals with his career in hotspots such as Sarajevo, Salvador, Grozny, Lebanon and Iraq. Bowen has enjoyed an exciting career, and his book details his experiences as one of the BBC’s front-men. Like his[…]

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