Research outputs

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Research outputs: MEDIA

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2020 Media sensation in a time of heightened anxiety: analysing reports in three Western Cape newspapers

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in South Africa, the media has been influential in sharing information around personal protection and curbing...

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2019 An inconvenient marriage: media freedom and access to information in Africa: the South African perspective

In 2013, the African Commission released a model law access to information in Africa, in the midst of what is identified here as growing tre...

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