Raymond Louw will be remembered as a man of unbending principle.
South Africa's law that regulates the Interception of communications is being challenged on the basis it can be abused by rogue elements in intelligence.
Community radio stations have thrown themselves into the political discussion with gusto.
For democracy to work, the press has to be free.
To claim that protests are being organised suggests sinister motives. But all protest is organised. So are cake sales and shopping expeditions.
The lack of in-depth coverage of the southern African floods tell a grim picture of the state of South Africa's newsrooms.
A progressive Afrikaans newspaper will be relaunched soon. But Vrye Weekblad can't trade on its history alone. It will need to consider the challenges of the present and the future.