Journalists and whistleblowers are being targeted by expensive lawsuits to stop them working.
The Constitutional Court judgment is a huge victory, not only for journalists and lawyers who stand to benefit directly and immediately, but for broader society.
Journalists need to have the facts to support not just what they say explicitly, but what their work implies.
A new generation of investigative journalists is revealing the depth of corruption in Russian public life.
In 1967 a Mexican reporter told the CIA he had met Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico City just before the JFK assassination. New research and recently declassified intelligence pokes a hole in his story.
Media self-criticism is not just important to improve journalism, it is a political, professional and moral imperative.
The magazine grew to be the largest circulation publication for black readers in South Africa, and expanded to include East and West African editions.
Despite media companies’ revenue declining in recent years, a nine-year study reveals that the greatly feared death of investigative journalism has not occurred.
Western aid has resulted in an Anglo-American culture of journalism education which has proved impractical to implement in African countries with illiberal political regimes.
An American media scholar studying in Australia looks at the protections offered by the two countries for investigative reporting, raising crucial questions about journalism’s role in democracy.
A new form of journalism, dubbed “access journalism” is creeping into the media, and its reliance on allegations and lack of evidence poses a serious threat.
A recent survey found that Americans trust local media outlets far more than national ones.
A new book celebrates the long and rich history of investigative reporting in southern Africa, and highlights some hidden and forgotten gems.
South Africans have a right to know why the lapses at Sunday Times occurred and why those that spoke up against them were silenced.
Nhlanhla Nene was highly regarded for refusing to fund former President Zuma’s ludicrous rent-seeking projects.
Instead of taking pride in how quickly they cover the same stories as everyone else, these organizations make public service journalism their top priority.
Spotlight’s Walter V. Robinson and the Newcastle Herald’s Chad Watson on covering clergy abuse - and the threats that followed.
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In this episode, we hear from Walter V. Robinson on how the Boston Globe Spotlight investigation into clergy abuse began, and from the Newcastle Herald's Chad Watson on how his paper covered abuse.
Fairfax Media has a long and highly successful history in investigative journalism, which may be at risk if the company merges with the Nine Network.
Without credible news and information, a healthy democracy is not possible.
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.