South African opposition party leader, Mmusi Maimane, addressing the media. A viable media helps promote political accountability.
The sustainability of the news media is a precondition for good journalism in the public interest. Thus, economic questions should form part of discussions of press freedom.
Kenya’s National Super Alliance opposition leader, Raila Odinga.
Raila Odinga has been at the forefront of the struggle for democracy and upholding the rule of law in Kenya. His latest battles are bound to cement his legacy as a progressive force for good.
Political messaging through fake news featured during Kenya’s recent general election.
Fake news has intruded on every aspect of life. Audiences need to counter its appeal, as the media alone is incapable of debunking false information.
It originated as a Reddit post. The president tweeted it. Then all hell broke loose.
The national story of an anonymous Reddit user's post – and the threat to unmask him – raises important questions about the role of online communication in our society.
Trolling can spread from person to person.
Cropped from Ayana T. Miller/flickr
You might think that trolling on the internet is done by a small, vocal minority of sociopaths. But what if all trolls aren’t born trolls? What if they are ordinary people like you and me?
Now, more than ever, journalists need to hold Donald Trump to account. They will have their work cut out for them.
An elusive Clinton press conference on Sept. 15, 2016.
How is the Trump-Clinton contest being covered by the country's major newspapers and broadcasters? We look at the data.
‘Here’s why you’re f****d.’
Edinburgh International Television Festival
The digital conqueror took to the stage in Edinburgh with some harsh words for the TV industry.
Donald Trump answers a question from CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer.
With the presidential debates being derided as evidence we live in a “post-fact" political world, why aren't the moderators “truth vigilantes”?
Tony Blair is given the US Congressional Medal of Freedom by George W Bush.
The former British PM did not go far enough with his apology.
Feisty, fearless and fleecy.
Over a decade ago I had no real interest in politics and current affairs. But all that changed when I unintentionally found myself watching The Daily Show for the very first time. The show was unlike anything…
Rupert Murdoch’s bid for Time Warner has been rebuffed for now.
While Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation US$80 billion takeover bid for fellow US media giant Time Warner has been rejected - for now - there is no doubt the future ownership of this historic company is…