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Author Name: Anton Harber

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Adjunct Professor Anton Harber is the executive director. Harber has 40 years of experience as an editor, journalist, and journalism teacher and has been involved in free expressio
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Social media giants silent on how they will deal with threats to election integrity

May 23, 2024
How can it be, one has to ask, that the tech giants operate in this country, earn significant profits from advertisers here, hold all our data………

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Daily Maverick

We may not like David Teeger’s support of the Israeli army, but we should not persecute him for expressing this

December 1, 2023
Whether or not you agree with Proteas U19 captain David Teeger’s view’s on Israel, we must protect his right to express those views, argues Anton Harber…….

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Daily Maverick

Suppressing the arts – patronage, mismanagement and censorship in the cultural sector

November 7, 2023
Cultural workers say there are genuine fears of intimidation, threats of violence, silencing and withdrawal of funds if they speak out against the mismanagement……

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Laws needed to stop SLAPPs against journalists-min

Laws needed to stop SLAPPs against journalists

July 6, 2023
The media and investigative reporters in particular are facing a new kind of onslaught, this time not from the state but from elements of the private sector. T……

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ANC wrings benefits from absence of SABC board-min

ANC wrings benefits from absence of SABC board

January 13, 2023
Sometimes it is the smaller things that tell you the most. Sometimes you understand what is happening in this country not by the big national picture, but in th……

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Between the powerless and the mob the uses of woke and cancel culture-min

Between the powerless and the mob: the uses of woke and cancel culture

September 22, 2022
There can be few phrases more abused – and weaponized – than “woke” and “cancel culture”. They are thrown around with abandon to denounce ideas, people and thin……

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Reward whistleblowers and investigative reporters for uncovering corruption

September 15, 2022
A few recent news stories deserve to be highlighted, in case people missed them or their significance. Pauli van Wyk’s exposé of Sasfin Bank’s alleged role in ……

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Jacob Zuma targets professionals doing their jobs-min

Jacob Zuma targets professionals doing their jobs

September 8, 2022
Court reporters get information and documents from both sides of any case they are covering, routinely. They talk to both prosecutors and defence lawyers, and i……

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Why government’s attitude to the media has shifted

September 1, 2022
The recent attack on Salman Rushdie revived a piece I published a decade ago about the author’s aborted visit to South African in the week when the fatwa agains……

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Some gains, but much lost in switch to digital news

August 25, 2022
I had cause this week to look back at an old South African newspaper from the 1970s, when newspapers were at their financial peak. I was struck by the wide rang……

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