The men who shaped the South African media: the untold story

 

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dc.contributor.author Matisonn, John
dc.coverage.spatial South Africa en_ZA
dc.date 2014-01-20
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-29T10:49:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-29T10:49:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09-29
dc.identifier.citation Matisonn, J. 2014-09-29. The men who shaped the South African media: the untold story. Recorded lecture. University of Cape Town Summer School 2014. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7731
dc.description.abstract The media was one of the first sectors to change in South Africa after apartheid. This three-lecture course will argue that its future is now at risk not only because of government measures such as the Secrecy Bill but also because of changes of ownership amid the technological revolution. The course will draw on new research as well as the lecturer’s firsthand knowledge of key events, including the original exposés of the Broederbond and Muldergate, apartheid era attempts to stop reporting on corruption, the downfall of the Rand Daily Mail, the establishment of the Nigerian-backed and short-lived THISDAY newspaper, the Truth Commission hearings on the media, and the opening of the airwaves after 1994. It will describe the influence of two men who set the philosophy of the SABC: Lord John Reith, founder of the BBC, and Dr Piet Meyer, a Nationalist leader. The role of Charles Bloomberg, a journalist who pioneered the exposure of Meyer and the Afrikaner Broederbond, will be explored, as will Muldergate, the scandal driven by Prime Minister John Vorster’s determination to stop the anti-apartheid Rand Daily Mail newspaper. The course will show how the apartheid government spent millions of rands to influence, buy, bribe or close newspapers and media, civil society organisations and churches around the world. The final lecture will explain how the media changed at the end of apartheid, how the Truth Commission hearings on the media influenced that change, the new era of the Secrecy Bill and new ownership of key media institutions. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Cape Town Summer School 2014 en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International en_ZA
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.subject media en_ZA
dc.subject post-apartheid en_ZA
dc.subject Rand Daily Mail en_ZA
dc.subject reporting on corruption en_ZA
dc.subject Muldergate en_ZA
dc.title The men who shaped the South African media: the untold story en_ZA
dc.type Other en_ZA
uct.type.publication Teaching and Learning en_ZA
uct.type.resource Recorded lecture en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
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