What is new(s)


Government Secrecy in an Information Age Report & Children’s Declaration on ATI launched

Namibia once again made history in the field of freedom of expression when a Children’s...


DRC: TV cameraman badly hurt in targeted Goma shooting

Reporters Without Borders joins its local partner Journalist in Danger (JED) in calling...


Sudan: Intelligence agency arrests leading Sudanese journalist

The reason for Al-Hayat correspondent Al-Nur Ahmad Al-Nur’s detention is not known

Empowering Our Whistleblowers

By Gabriella Razzano
In 2010 the Open Democracy Advice Centre undertook a comprehensive review of the state of whistleblowing in South Africa, entitled " The Status of Whistleblowing (2010). Three years on, the whistleblowing landscape is due another review. Research demonstrates that progress has not merely halted in the current context, but that in fact South Africa appears increasingly hostile to whistleblowing activities. Download/View Publication (PDF)


By Karen Rothmyer
When Narasimhan Ram, then editor-in-chief of The Hindu, announced the appointment of the paper’s first ombudsman in 2006, he said that among the objectives of the appointment were to institutionalise self-regulation, improve standards, and strengthen the bonds between the paper and its readers. Download/View Publication (PDF)