South Africa: Group worried by corruption in media

source: News24
2010-07-07 17:16

Cape Town – Recent claims of reporters taking payments to write stories could be an indication of deeper corruption in the media, an Eastern Cape journalists’ organisation said on Wednesday.

The Mandela Bay Media Association was commenting on a confession by former Cape Argus political reporter Ashley Smith that he and a colleague took money to write favourable reports about then-premier Ebrahim Rasool.

The association, which counts local radio and print journalists among its members, said that if this was true, journalism practitioners should ask themselves very hard questions about [continue reading]

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