Multichoice's dominant power over South Africa's public sphere suggests that dropping ANN7 may send a bad signal for media freedom and democratic debate.
The only reason journalists will mourn the demise of TV news station ANN7 will be the loss of jobs.
The state-produced stories, which include tales about apartment lotteries, theme parks and the Clintons, might seem absurd. But they offer a window into the regime's priorities and anxieties.
A new national security communications unit has echoes of the past, when the government tried to weaponise information, with mixed results.
Divided by military force for decades, many Cypriots have lost their zeal for unification – but more than a few are still hopeful.
Facebook is unwittingly helping fuel a genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Does Cuba’s internet model provide lessons to manage social media amid political chaos?
Social media companies arose from libertarian, free-market origins but must embrace social benefits and democracy to survive.
ISIS may have lost most of their territory, but it's important to be aware that ISIS can still utilise the Internet and social media to recruit people and to spread their fantastical propaganda.
More than just a romance, Casablanca was an overt call to arms for the US public.
Will the arrival and popularity of Oculus Go and other VR systems make us think differently about alternative realities and so-called alternative facts?
In a fight for the global flow of information, social media firms must be regulated. Their billions of dollars in revenue put their financial interests in conflict with truth and democracy.
A demagogue playing the media to legitimise extreme movements and radical right-wing causes? The US has been here before.
Forty years after the apartheid regime clamped down on the free press, South Africa's media continues to face threats, albeit in more subtle forms than in the past.
As South Africa marks Media Freedom Day, it's clear that its battle isn't over. Attacks on journalists continue --through physical intimidation and there's also the threat of new laws.
Kitsch has slowly become the main cultural reference for all that surrounds us, and thrives in propaganda.
Criticisms that Peter Kosminsky's drama about Islamic State is propaganda are wide of the mark.
In the midst of the country's struggle for independence, India's film industry became a messenger and ally in the global fight against Britain's enemies
A scholar of southern politics finds inspiration in an unexpected place.
Vladimir Putin fomented so-called Ukrainophobia leading up to his annexation of Crimea. Ukrainians, on the other hand, held positive views of their neighbours prior to annexation.
Russia has seized upon loopholes in lobbying laws, hiring PR firms to influence American public opinion and policy in ways that advance Russia's strategic interests.