Posts Tagged ‘journalist’

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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Join our team (Volunteer Internship Opportunity)

14/09/2018

INTERN-POSTER-2 2018

Bush Radio is opening applications for internship positions for those interested in getting into media. No prior formal qualification is required.

The internship will provide basic experience in journalism, radio content production and multimedia.

Please read the requirements below CAREFULLY – should the information be incomplete or incorrect, your application will not be considered.

Are you…

Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, hungry to learn, energetic, able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans/Xhosa, willing to explore new frontiers in media?

Would you like to…

Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events, test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people, generate interview ideas, liaise with guests, assist presenter, research, package and present, liaise with listeners regarding programmes, updating blogs/websites, present as needed / capable, participate in outside broadcasts or events, build your career and profile?

Requirements:

  • No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write and read English and one other language (Afrikaans or Xhosa)
  • You will be required full-time (ie Monday – Friday) or shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts depending on the area you are placed.
  • You must be available to start immediately.
  • You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Transport allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non-negotiable for 9 months.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test. – If selected for the test it will happen the week of the 25th September 2018

How to submit your application:

  • Only emailed applications will be considered.
  • Download and complete the CV Application, attach documentation (certificates etc) and email to intern2018@bushradio.co.za
  • In the subject line clearly state: Intern October 2018
  • Application deadline: 24 September 2018
Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates ill be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into. If you have been contacted within one week of the closing date you should consider your application unsuccessful.

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Newsroom volunteer positions available

14/09/2017

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Bush Radio has places available in its newsroom for volunteer recruits. Read the post below carefully!– Deadline: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Are you:

Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, energetic?

Able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans/Xhosa, willing to explore new frontiers in media? From the Cape Flats? Willing to learn and work hard?

Would you like to:

Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events, test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people, build your career and profile?

If your answer to the above is yes, then a volunteer news trainee position in the Bush Radio newsroom is for you. (Download application form)

You will be required full-time and to work shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00-18h00 -including weekend and public holiday shifts.)

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Transport allowance of R 1000 only – non negotiable

This is a full-time contract position (1 year contract after 6 months’ probation) – NB: Students SHOULD NOT apply.

  • Cape Town-based position
  • Application deadline: 20 September 2017
  • Only email applications will be accepted.

Send your downloaded and completed application form and send with certificates if applicable with the subject line: Newsroom trainee September 2017 to recruit@bushradio.co.za

Download application form here (CLICK HERE)

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into

*** This is NOT a call for DJs, music show presenters or “newsreaders”***

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Position available: Newsroom Co-ordinator

18/08/2015

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  • Are you interested in helping develop Bush Radio’s newsroom?
  • Are we covering the right stories? Are we delivering news/it in the right way?
  • Is it news that our audience can use? Do you have basic managerial and editorial skills?

Then Bush Radio 89.5FM has a position for you as a newsroom co-ordinator.

We are looking for a dynamic, driven, hardworking and enthusiastic individual with a flair for, and the basic understanding of the running of a newsroom who is willing to be mentored to help develop Bush Radio’s newsroom: in terms of policy, content, delivery (reading) editing and networking.

In return Bush Radio will offer the candidate access to local and international training as it becomes available, as well as mentoring by senior Bush Radio management in order for the candidate to develop into a fully fledge radio news editor.

Duties will include: Ensuring that Bush Radio adhere’s to its newsroom polices, that content is developed to meet these requirements, ensure that all content published by the newsroom (ie bulletins, online articles, current affairs, features) are of a high and constantly improving quality.

  • No formal journalism or media qualification is a requirement but would aid application.
  • An excellent command of English and a good general knowledge is a requirement as well as the command of one other language Bush Radio broadcasts in (Afrikaans or Xhosa)
  • Experience in working in a newsroom would be an asset.
  • This is a full time contract position (1 year contract after 6 months’ probation)
  • Salary R 4 500 to R 6 000 based on skill level and experience.
  • Cape Town based
  • Application deadline: 17h00 on Wednesday, 26 August 2015
  • Only email applications will be accepted.
  • Send your application with the subject line: News Co-ordinator 2015 to newsed@bushradio.co.za

Application must include:

  1. detailed CV
  2. A motivation letter, including basic ideas on what you think community radio’s news priorities should be, as well as some detail on how you would transform the current news on Bush Radio 89.5FM.
  3. 3 contactable references

Newsroom Internships available

17/11/2014

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Bush Radio 89.5 FM is looking for 2 volunteer recruits for its newsroom.

You have to be energetic, curious, willing to learn, a team player and outspoken and passionate about news. You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below:

*You need to be able to read and write in English and Afrikaans/English and Xhosa
*You will be required full-time and to work shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts).
*Successful candidates will sign a minimum 6 month contract

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R 1000 only – non negotiable

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and voice test.

Send a detailed CV (with a minimum of 2 character references) and motivation letter (minimum 500 words) to feedback@bushradio.co.za – your subject line must read: News November 2014

Application deadline: 20 November 2014 @ 17h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

Fulltime internships available at 89.5FM (June 2014)

10/06/2014

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Bush Radio 89.5fm is offering several fulltime internship positions for those interested in getting into media.

Please read the requirements below carefully – should the information be incomplete or incorrect, your application will not be considered.

Are you…

Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, hungry to learn, energetic, able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans/Xhosa, willing to explore new frontiers in media?

Would you like to…

Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events, test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people, generate interview ideas, liaise with guests, assist presenter, research, package and present, liaise with listeners regarding programme, updating blogs/websites, present as needed / capable, participate in outside broadcasts or events, build your career and profile?

Requirements:

No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write and read English and one other indigenous language.

You will be required full-time (ie Monday – Friday) or shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts depending on the area you are placed.

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You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non-negotiable for 9 months.

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

How to submit your application:

  • Only emailed applications will be considered.
  • In the subject line clearly state: Intern June 2014
  • Motivation letter (minimum 500 words)
  • CV with at least 2 contactable references
  • Any documentation (certificates/portfolio etc) to assist application
  • All applications to feedback@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 17 June 2014 @ 12h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

8 x Internship opportunities at Bush Radio (Jan – June 2014)

13/01/2014

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Since before 1993, Bush Radio has been training those interested in media. It is often said, that it is hard to go to any broadcasting facility in South Africa without running into someone who has come via Bush Radio.

Bush Radio 89.5fm is offering several fulltime internship positions for those interested in getting into media.

Please read the requirements below carefully – should the information be incomplete or incorrect, your application will not be considered.

Newsroom

News has always been an important part of the stations programming. We are looking for 4 recruits for the newsroom. You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below.

Are you…

Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, hungry to learn, energetic, able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans/Xhosa, willing to explore new frontiers in media?

Would you like to…

Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events, test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people, build your career and profile?

If your answer to the above is yes, then a volunteer news trainee position in the Bush Radio newsroom is for you.

You will be required full-time and to work shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts.)

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non negotiable for 9 months.

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

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Programming:

Bush Radio 89.5 FM, Africa’s oldest community radio station project is offering local internships in its programming department for 4 trainee producers.

The internship runs for 2014 and is fulltime*.

No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write and read English and one other indigenous language.

The internship provides opportunities for the candidates to develop skills in media with a specific focus on radio broadcasting but will include areas of new media and television.

*Fulltime is Monday to Friday, either (06h00 – 02h00, 08h00 – 16h00, 09h00 – 17h00, 10h00 – 18h00 or 11h00 – 19h00).

Job description for trainee producer:

* Generate interview ideas

* Research topics for programme

* Schedule and liaise with guests

* Assist presenter with drafting questions before and during interviews

* Research, package and present certain programme elements (community notices, updates, tips etc)

* Liaise with listeners regarding programme

* Take photographs / video

* Updating blogs/websites

* Presenting as needed / capable

* Participate in outside broadcasts or events

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probabtion), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non negotiable for 9 months.

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

How to sumbit your application:

Decide which internship you would like to apply for.

Only emailed applications will be considered.

In the subject line clearly state either:

News Internship 2014 Application + Your Name + Surname

or

Programming Internship 2014 Application + Your Name and Surname

 Applications should include the following:

 * Motivation letter (minimum 500 words)

* CV with at least 2 contactable references

* Any documentation (certificates/portfolio etc) to assist application

All applications to feedback@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 19 January 2014 @ 20h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

Learning and License

24/10/2013

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Bush Radio.

We handed out Matric study packs to learners at Modderdam and Glendale High in partnership with Van Schaik Books, helped plan a careers day at St Agnes Primary in Woodstock, as well as hosted station and programme managers from various radio stations in southern Africa as part of our partnership on local radio with UNESCO.

All of this was made worth it by the announcement by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) that we have been granted a renewal on our broadcast license until October 2018!

Stationery Handovers

Bush Radio's, Lusanda Bill hand over the stationery to Modderdam High Principal, Mr Snyer

Bush Radio’s, Lusanda Bill hand over the stationery to Modderdam High Principal, Mr Snyers

Principal of Modderdam High, Mr Snyers said the timing of the stationery is perfect because this time of the year learners need all the support they can get. Principal Achmat Chotia of Glendale High said he was delighted and inspired by the donation made by Bush Radio and Van Schaik Bookstore to the matrics. “With all the support that the learners are getting from the community is an indication to the learners that they must know that there are people who care and wish they succeed” Chotia added.

Marketing Manager of Van Schaik Bookstore, Margaret Vyver-Rambau said they started this project after they realised that stationery is very important to a learner, especially during exams.

Excited Glendale High matrics await their stationery packs

Excited Glendale High matrics await their stationery packs

Vyver-Rambau added that it is important to work with the media in playing a part in encouraging children to study further as they are the future leaders.

Brand Manager, Melanie Foxcroft said to be involved in projects such as these are very important as Van Schaik believes in furthering education especially for young people.

St Agnes Primary careers day 2013

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Each year St Agnes Primary School in Woodstock hold a career day where teachers hope to get learners to start thinking about career choices. As part of the day they get speakers from various fields to chat to the learners to help inspire and give them advice. Learners are encouraged to dress up to represent their chosen career and the teachers at the school get to put on school uniforms.

Left to Right: Wayne Mackay, Nathan Adams + Bhavna Singh join the careers day event

Left to Right: Wayne Mckay, Nathan Adams + Bhavna Singh join the careers day event

Bush Radio was asked if we could arrange a couple of guest speakers for the event and we called upon some of our volunteers and contacts to come help out. The children were thoroughly entertained, and inspired by Bhavna Singh (former Breakfast Rush team member and currently an ETV news anchor), Wayne Mckay (comedian, mc and presenter of Laid Back), Nathan Adams (The Daily Voice entertainment editor) and Yazeed Kamaldien (freelance photographer and journalist)

Nathan Adams chatting with the learners

Nathan Adams chatting with the learners

Financial Management training for Managers

Managers from the various radio stations

Managers from the various radio stations

Bush Radio in partnership with the UNESCO hosted a Financial Management training course from the 14 – 18 October 2013. Station Managers and Programme Managers came from Namibia (Live FM, Ohangwena Community Radio, Base FM and !Ah FM), Lesotho (Mafeteng Community radio) and South Africa (Bush Radio, Jozi FM, Radio Riverside, Radio Atlantis and Valley FM). This course is part of a broader project called “Empowering Local Radio’s with ICT’s

Newsroom internships available

30/08/2013

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Bush Radio 89.5 FM is looking for 2 volunteer recruits for its newsroom.  You have to be energetic, curious, willing to learn, a team player and outspoken and passionate about news. You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below.

You need to be able to read and write in English and Afrikaans/Xhosa, you must be willing to work long hours including weekends and public holidays

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R 1000 per month only – non negotiable.

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and voice test.

Send a detailed CV (with a minimum of 2 character references) and motivation letter (minimum 500 words) to feedback@bushradio.co.za – your subject line must read: News September 2013

Application deadline: 05 September 2013 @ 13h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

Action! Filming in progress

04/02/2013

through your eyes

French journalist Sophie Massieu, her guide dog; Pongo and director, Olivia Buffi and crew were at Bush Radio to film a segment for a new documentary series called “Through your eyes”. Sophie is undertaking a journey with people from all around the world and trying to capture their feelings and heritage.

Also last week Paul Smyth of Public Acheivement posted a short film on his visit to Bush Radio on YouTube. Read the story of his visit.