Posts Tagged ‘2010’

Media Freedom and Breaking the news

19/10/2018

The media in South Africa commemorates the 41st anniversary of the infamous “Black Wednesday” which happened on the 19 October 1977, The World and Weekend World newspapers and several organisations were banned.

We think this day is a good time to reflect on the state of journalism in the country in 2018, especially in light of the recent scandal that has rocked a Sunday newspaper.

We have come a long way to media freedom in this country. Being Africa’s oldest community radio station project, which at one stage faced the full wrath of the apartheid government, we feel it is our duty and responsibility to promote accurate and fair reporting.

Bush Radio does not have the resources to be a “breaking news” station, but it is our duty to be accurate and give our listeners an opportunity to make up their own minds. This however can only happen if we present all sides of any argument, through good research and having access to role-players like politicians on a local, provincial and national level – this is proving harder and harder as officials simply refuse to comment or respond to questions from our newsroom and producers.

We call on all role-players who have an interest in improving the lives of the people on the Cape Flats to be accessible, especially to community media who truly speak and represent the people of Cape Town. It is only by engaging on the hard questions that we can truly claim to be improving the lives of citizens – and being a platform where people and audience can engage with political and social leaders. Thereby learning, healing and growing this wonderful city.

As a place where many young journalists start in their careers, we call upon our audience to hold us accountable and engage with us around our reporting and broadcasts.

Background on Black Wednesday:

On this day in 1977 in South Africa, then Minister of Justice Jimmy Kruger, banned The World and Weekend World newspapers by stating that these publications were “publishing inflammatory material that threatened the nation’s security” and the paper’s editor Percy Qoboza and other journalists were arrested and jailed.

19 organisations were also banned and apartheid critics were detained.

The organisations banned were BPC, SASO, Black Community Programmes, Black Parents Association, Black Women’s Federation, Border Youth Organisation, Eastern Province Youth Organisation, Medupe Writers Association, Natal Youth Organisation, National Youth Organisation, SASM, Soweto Students Representative Council, Soweto Teachers Action Committee, Transvaal Youth Organisation, Union of Black Journalists, Western Cape Youth Organisation, Zimele Trust Fund, Association for the Educational and Cultural Advancement of African People of South Africa.

Banning orders were also served on Beyers Naude and journalist Donald Woods.

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I write what I like #zamediafreedom #biko

12/09/2013

iwritewhatilike

originally published 10/09/2010

Related:

Donald Woods on Bush Radio (CLICK TO LISTEN)

Open letter on Media Freedom & Freedom of Expression

Matric 2012 revision series on 89.5FM

20/08/2012

Bush Radio 89.5 FM and the Western Cape Education Department has once again partnered to help Grade 12 learners get ready for their final exams through a series of revision programmes. Please check below for a schedule of what will be aired, the dates and times.

If you are in Matric or know anyone who is, you owe it to yourself to tune into 89.5FM or on your mobile/computer via www.bushradio.co.za  and listen to the advice and tips in these programmes.

Let’s get through the Matric exams together on 89.5 FM!

Matric Revision Broadcast Schedule on 89.5FM:

Monday, 20 August – 8pm – Afrikaans HL 1
Tuesday, 21 August – 7pm – Afrikaans HL 2
Wednesday, 22 August – 7pm – Mathematics

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Monday, 27 August – 7pm – English FAL 1
Tuesday, 28 August – 7pm – English FAL 2
Wednesday, 29 August – 7pm – Business Studies

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Monday, 3 September – 7pm – Accounting
Tuesday, 4 September – 7pm – Life Sciences
Wednesday, 5 September – 7pm – History

The entire Matric Revision series will be made available for download via this blog shortly.

Remembering Black Wednesday – 19 October 1977 #zamediafreedom

19/10/2011

More info:

BLACK WEDNESDAY: 19TH OCTOBER 1977 – LEST WE FORGET

Media Matters: Making sure Black Wednesday never happens again

Black Wednesday articles on BizCommunity

 Related posts:

I write what I like #zamediafreedom (repost)

Silence kills democracy (World Press Freedom Day 2011)

Campaigning for your Right to Know

Open letter on Media Freedom & Freedom of Expression

2011 Matric Revision Programmes available for download

13/10/2011

We have made our series of 2011 Matric Revision programmes available for download below.

If you are in Grade 12 and feel you need advice, tips and other information for the specific exam paper, download the programme of your choice.

Right-click on the links below and save the MP3 to your computer or open in it on your cellphone.

* We have compressed the programmes to save you bandwidth. Should you feel you need a higher quality copy on CD (R 30.00 each) contact Bush Radio on 021 4485450.

Afrikaans (Huistaal – Vraestel 1)

 Afrikaans (Huistaal – Vraestel 2)

English (First Additional Language – Paper 1)

English (First Additional Language – Paper 2 & 3)

Business Studies (English/Afrikaans version)

Business Studies (English/Xhosa version)

Economics (English/Afrikaans version)

Economics (English/Xhosa version)

Accounting (English/Afrikaans version)

Accounting (English/Xhosa version)

Life Sciences (English version)

History (English/Afrikaans version)

History (English/Xhosa version)

Related posts: Calling all Matrics – time to revise

 

 

Calling all Matrics – time to revise

19/09/2011

The 2011 Matric exams are fast approaching and Bush Radio 89.5 FM and the Western Cape Education Department is attempting to ease the stress of matrics through a series of revision programmes. Please check below for a schedule of what will be aired, the dates and times.

If you are in Matric or know anyone who is, you owe it to yourself to tune into 89.5FM or on your mobile/computer via www.bushradio.co.za  and listen to the advice and tips in these programmes.

Let’s get through these Matric exams together on 89.5 FM!

Schedule for the Matric Revision Programmes on Bush Radio:

Monday – 19 September – 7pm – Afrikaans (Home Language)

Tuesday – 20 September – 7pm – Afrikaans (Home Language)

Wednesday – 21 September – 8pm – English (First Additional Language)

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Monday – 26 September – 7pm – English (First Additional Language)

Tuesday – 27 September – 7pm – Business Studies

Wednesday – 28 September – 8pm – Economics

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Monday – 10 October – 7pm – Accounting

Tuesday – 11 October – 7pm – Life Sciences

Wednesday – 12 October – 8pm – History

I write what I like #zamediafreedom (repost)

12/09/2011

originally published 10/09/2010

Donald Woods on Bush Radio (CLICK TO LISTEN)

On-Air producers (2x volunteer positions)

29/03/2011

Two Bush Radio week-day programmes; The Morning Cruise (9am to 12pm) and Backchat (2pm to 4pm) require volunteers to help prepare the programmes on a daily basis.

The volunteer producer positions are voluntary with no pay or stipend.

If you are interested in applying to become part of the programme we encourage you to listen to the show and indicate in your application which programme you would like to assist with.

As a volunteer on-air producer you will be required to be available before, during and after the programme to assist with production duties.

Personal Attributes:

Professional, attention to detail, time management, eager to learn, willing to learn all aspects of broadcasting, be creative, a people’s person, be articulate and a team player.

The ideal volunteer for this position would be someone who is on a “gap year” or someone looking at gaining experience in the radio broadcasting industry.

Position Description:

OFF AIR

  • provide interviews daily for show
  • generate interviews and new show ideas
  • Compile daily features
  • Set up interview questions for each interview
  • Liaise with guest and host of show
  • Take photos/video of guest/interviews/events
  • Promote the show via facebook/twitter etc
  • Blog
  • Work closely with host of show

 ON AIR

  • Present certain segments of the show either with or without host.

 Your application MUST include the following:

 1. A motivational letter of (500 words maximum)

2. CV with 2 contactable references.

3. Indication of which programme (Morning Cruise/Backchat) you would like to assist with.

E-mail application to: tammy@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 5 April 2011

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Be part of Everyday People (volunteer position)

29/03/2011

Are you a vibrant and enthusiastic individual who has a passion for radio? Well then you need to look no further, because “Everyday People” (weekdays, 4 to 7pm) is looking for a suitable co-host.

Requirements

  • provide interviews daily for show
  • generate interviews and new show ideas
  • compiling daily features
  • Setting up interview questions for each interview
  • Liaise with guest and host of show
  • Taking photos of guest/interviews/events
  • Promote show via facebook/twitter etc
  • Blogging
  • Working closely with host of show

Please include your CV (with 2 contactable references) and a motivational letter of no longer than 200 words explaining why you feel you are suitable as a host.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted and females are encouraged to apply.

Please note this is a volunteer position (NO stipend or pay provided) 

Send your application to: tammy@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 5 April 2011

Youth stand up and deliver – MKK 2010 slideshow

22/12/2010


A big thank you to all the participants and facilitators of the Media Kidocracy Konference 2010 (17 – 18 December 2010) who helped make the conference a huge success.

A special word of thanks to the following individuals who gave their time and resources to participate and facilitate the discussions with the participants:

Moenier Hendricks – Homebrew Films

Thabiso Molefe – CTV

Danilo AcquistoHectic Nine-9

Craig and Rene – Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs)

William Razant – Western Cape Musicians Association (WCMA)

Calvin Peters – Entertainment Entrepreneur / Music Producer

Laszlo van Leeuwen – Devign Me

Emile JansenBlack Noise / Heal the Hood

Chad SaaimanStereotype Records

Martin Myers – PR and Marketing

Shiraaz Ismail – Recording Artist / Shaz & B

Chad Lawrence – Recording Artist / Blaque Haze

Patric van Blerk – Cape Town Sound

Colleen Brennon – False Bay College

Jo-Anne Meyer – Ocean View Civic Association

Vuyisa Qabaka – South African Black Entrepeneurs Forum (SABEF)

Rafique Gaibie – Good Hope Meat Hyper

Sive Msolo & Freedom Raphela – Deep Soul Fire

All the staff  and volunteers at Bush Radio especially intern Sabrina Neri.