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Why this academic got a radio ad banned

Gender stereotyping might be funny, but it's no joke. A public health professor explains why she took action against everyday sexism when she heard it in a radio advert.
ABC once viewed sports coverage as integral to its mission of nation-building. But in recent years, it has grown far more ambivalent about sports. Dean Lewins/AAP

Nation-building to ‘national shame’: the ABC’s complex role as sports broadcaster

ABC's decision to ax its radio coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been labeled a 'complete shame'. But from a financial viewpoint, the broadcaster had few other options.
Each of South Africa’s former presidents treated the state broadcaster very differently. From left Jacob Zuma, Nelson Mandela, and Thabo Mbeki (2008). Epa/Kim Ludbrook

Why South Africa needs to fix its troubled public broadcaster

The South African Broadcasting Corporation, like South Africa itself, is a symbol of contradictions. While there are bad people who work for it, there are also many good ones.
Teaching young people to analyze TV commercials will serve them well in other areas of life, researchers say. threerocksimages from www.shutterstock.com

3 tips: How to teach children to watch commercials more closely

Thanks to the prevalence of technology, children are exposed to thousands of commercials a year. How can parents make their children more aware of how commercials influence what they think and do?
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Here’s why your local TV news is about to get even worse

The FCC has made it even easier for broadcast media conglomerates to focus on making money. The public – who own the airwaves those companies depend on – will suffer as a result.
In Africa, communication technologies have been used in education since the late 1960s. Ymagoo/Fondation Orange

How digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa

Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer new opportunities for improving basic education in Africa.

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