Flouting the Law
On a recent trip to India, I was quite fascinated by the lack of respect for the law there from a number… [more]
Post-Traumatic Reporting Disorder
Since the advent of reality TV it appears that an increasing degree of shocking content is required to… [more]
US Elections 2012 – Romney vs Obama
The journey to the election showdown between Republic candidate Mitt Romney and incumbent Democrat Barack… [more]
NewsView officially launches on 1 August 2012. Please be patient as we upload and aggregate our content… [more]
EDITORIALS & ANALYSIS
India has been notorious for flouting intellectual property rights (IPR), but even a cursory analysis shows that it has probably benefited the country more than not. Some of the major affected industries include technology, publishing and education, and most recently with the Novartis case, the pharmaceutical industry.
Behaviour of journalists and broadcasters whilst covering the Newtown shooting incident in which several children were shot and killed has been far from desirable. NewsView explores the ethical issues around reporting on such traumatic events.
As the 2012 US elections draws to its final showdown between incumbent Barack Obama and republican hopeful Mitt Romney, Newsview examines the context of the election in relation to Obama’s term as president. While Obama’s tenure has been quite erratic in terms of real delivery, the question on most American minds should be whether Romney can do any better.
It only takes a moment to realise that the issues facing BBC are significantly different from SABC’s challenges in South Africa. Corruption, looting, political bias, leadership crises and fraud hardly feature at the UK broadcaster – in South Africa, these appear to be par for the course.
The recent Lonmin Mining Massacre at Marikana, South Africa has shocked people both locally and internationally. The cracks in the mining industry as well as the ineptitude of NUM and AMCU, the unions involved in the conflict, are visible and gruesome. Could this disaster have been avoided and what steps need to be taken to prevent a recurrence?
This is the first article in a series on technology changing journalism and covers the topic of convergence: in terms of media consumers, devices and the newsrooms of the future. As the boundaries between traditional journalism and citizen reporting blur, so too does the consumption of media across devices.
- Fergie bows out in thriller May 19, 2013English football has witnessed the end of an era as Alex Ferguson signed off as Manchester United manager with an extraordinary 5-5 draw. […]
- Waterkloof probe damage control - DA May 19, 2013The probe into the Waterkloof debacle was a crafted damage control exercise to protect President Jacob Zuma and members of his Cabinet from the political fallout, the DA says. […]
- Stress kills off mice on space mission May 19, 2013Most of the 45 mice sent into space to find out how well organisms can withstand extended flights, have died, Russian researchers say. […]
- MDC vows to reverse indigenisation drive May 19, 2013Zimbabwe's Prime Minister and leader of the MDC, has vowed to overturn President Robert Mugabe's controversial indigenisation drive if he wins upcoming general elections. […]
- Unclear if Guptas will be charged May 19, 2013The police and NPA are responsible for deciding whether the Gupta family would be prosecuted for the irregular landing of their plane at Waterkloof Air Force Base, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says. […]
- Briton admits killing children in France May 19, 2013A 48-year-old divorced Briton locked in a bitter custody battle has confessed that he had killed his two young children by slitting their throats in the central French city of Lille. […]
Mail & Guardian Headlines
- Arsenal win race for fourth as Fergie bows out May 19, 2013Arsenal takes 4th place in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory at Newcastle while Alex Ferguson's career ends as Man United draws 5-5 at West Brom. […]
- Name game blamed for Gupta debacle May 19, 2013Name-dropping has been blamed for the unlawful landing of an aircraft carrying guests to the Gupta family wedding at the Waterkloof Air Force Base. […]
- Sanral vows Western Cape tolls won't hurt the poor May 19, 2013The South African National Roads Agency Limited says a proposed toll system in the Winelands in the Western Cape will not impact on the poor. […]
- South Africa left in mourning after Mbuli's death May 19, 2013President Jacob Zuma, political parties and the broadcasting community has expressed shock and sadness at the death of SABC presenter Vuyo Mbuli. […]
- Time to dig deep, NUM warns mining houses May 19, 2013The National Union of Mineworkers said on Sunday it would seek pay hikes of up to 60% from the country's gold and coal producers in wage talks. […]
- Ferguson's last stand highlights final day May 19, 2013Man United manager Alex Ferguson will bid an emotional farewell to his trophy-laden career as the curtain falls on another Premier League season. […]