Publicizing the plight of journalists

By Leon Willems, (Project Syndicate) – Despite a steady increase in violence against journalists, the global media has tended to shy away from publicizing the dangers of their profession, preferring instead not to become the story. This strategy is no longer tenable; the best way… Read More

Zimpapers FY profit down 26pct

HARARE, March 24 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s largest media house, Zimpapers, on Friday reported that its net profit for the year to December 2016 fell by a quarter to $2,02 million from $2,7 million in the prior year. Revenue was down 6,3 percent to $37,6… Read More

The Emergence of a Post-Fact World

By Francis Fukuyama, STANFORD – One of the more striking developments of 2016 and its highly unusual politics was the emergence of a “post-fact” world, in which virtually all authoritative information sources were called into question and challenged by contrary facts of dubious quality and… Read More

Zimpapers H1 PAT drops 70pct

HARARE, September 22 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s largest media group, Zimpapers on Thursday reported a 70 percent drop in net profit, from $1,9 million to $571,000, for the half year to June 2016 after incurring a high interest bill. The group incurred interest charges of… Read More

Press Freedom isn’t free

By Danforth Austin and Barbara Frye – Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is cracking down on Turkish civil society following the failed coup in July. Beyond purging thousands of military officers, judges, and educators, the government has issued arrest warrants for dozens of journalists, and… Read More