Media Freedom in SA
Vincent pointed out an interesting post about tabloid journalism by Yfm's current CEO Kanthan Pillay. While I had a urination yesterday in one of ablution facilities in the African Media Matrix I noticed a fantastic quote (the bathrooms are littered with quotes and pretty pictures, in fact, by the CSHons rating scale I would give them an 8/10, they lose out because the hand driers are dismal). The quote looks like this (you can also scroll over the image, or click to make it big):
It is a quote from Professor Francis Kasoma (a media academic) from 1997:
"Even the little freedom of the press which many independent newspapers are enjoying may be drastically curtailed if they continue to flout the basic ethics of journalism. When this happens the irresponsible independent press will be as much to blame as the governments taking the draconian measures"