Tag: michelle solomon
My first story published in a book
Received my copy of My First Time in the mail this week – I have my first story published in this book. This story changed my life. It was after this story was published that I began to fight back. I read this story now, and cried hard. I cried grateful tears for how far… Read More ›
Freedom House, internet freedom and dataless dark Africa
South Africa is ranked number one for Internet Freedom on the continent, with the status “free” for while Ethiopia was ranked lowest, and “not free” – of the countries counted in the survey by watchdog organisation, Freedom House, last month. However, it noted there were two threats to SA’s “free” status: the Protection of State Information bill (Secrecy bill) and the lesser known General Intelligence Laws Amendment bill.
The effect of twitter on professional roles in journalism – the 2009 Iran protests
The surge in information and news dissemination via micro-blogging has posed interesting questions and dilemmas for ‘professional’ journalists, and indeed may result in the renegotiation of their traditional roles. Discourses of the ‘gatekeeper’ role and the objectivity imperative for professional journalists have been especially affected by the use of Twitter as an informational tool, as was demonstrated by Twitter coverage of the 2009 Iran protests.