Chance at redemption in Semenya story

Reporting the alleged findings of the IAAF investigation into Caster Semenya was a gross invasion of privacy, writes Anton Harber in Business Day. But good may come of it if it allows us to challenge outmoded ideas of sex and gender.  Anton Harber...

Citizen journalism, as it unfolds

The protests in Iran and other recent events have highlighted the possibilities and pitfalls – of the social networking tool Twitter for journalism, writes Anton Harber in Business Day. And it has become clear that citizen journalism will become ever more...

A journalist, a story and a political crisis

Writing in Business Day, Anton Harber traces the way the British MPs' expenses scandal emerged, with enormous ramifications for that country's politics. The case has also thrown up an interesting light on the old principle that journalists should not pay for...

Successful undercover reporting gives hope

The submissions for the Taco Kuiper Award for investigative journalism show that there's plenty of good, public interest muckraking going on – sometimes in the most surprising of places, writes Anton Harber in Business Day. Anton Harber writes in Business...

Media miss a beat in the tumult

The media have been packed to the brim with political stories, writes Anton Harber in Business Day. Internationally, the financial crisis has swamped almost every other story.  But journalists should be asking themselves some hard questions about the quality...

To err is human, to correct divine

Politicians are quick to claim that they have been misquoted, or quoted out of context, writes Anton Harber in Business Day. It is generally a poor excuse, but journalists do well to correct errors promptly and readily. Anton Harber writes in Business Day: A COUPLE of...