Can we really be free when the media, intellectuals and the judiciary are all under attack by our government?
False advertising has been the bane of newspapers for ages, and scammers are always on the lookout for opportunities to squeeze money out of vulnerable consumers.
NOT surprisingly, the ANC has pushed on with the Protection of Information Bill, arguing that those who wished to include a public interest defence in the bill did so seeking only to protect journalists from being jailed for publishing classified information.
ALONGSIDE this column is the front page of a newspaper in Rwanda. It shows the managing director of the paper, Fidele Gakire, bowing meekly to Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
IT was Evelyn Beatrice Hall, writing as SG Tellentyre, who coined the statement: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
When is it acceptable for newspapers to turn their own journalists into the story? Most editors having to wrestle with this issue will, unless there are compelling reasons, decide against.
LEHLOHONOLO Moagi, who describes himself as an avid newspaper reader, called to take issue with me on the concept of "truth".
The Big Read:
I am not sure who it was who said that the human being, looking at the infinite complexities of life, cannot see the whole, and therefore is informed only by the view they are able to see. Often, they take this view as the whole truth - anything else is lies and distortions.
I am not sure who said that human beings, looking at the infinite complexities of life, cannot see the whole and are informed only by what they are able to see. Often, they take this view as the whole truth - anything else is lies and distortions.