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SAFREA releases first-ever freelance media trends and income report

SAFREA releases first-ever freelance media trends and income report

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SAFREA supports PEN SA's coverage on press freedom

SAFREA supports PEN SA's ongoing commitment to publish reports concerning press freedom and the kidnapping and incarceration of journalists in Africa. Read on for their latest news and a link to their full report.

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SAFREA supports CPJ and jailed journalists worldwide

SAFREA supports the dedicated work and commitment shown by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in publishing their 2016 prison census, which documents the 259 journalists currently jailed worldwide.

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Dave Henderson: 'Freelancing on Steroids'

How do I communicate with clients? Do I have a website? How do I get more work? These and other important questions were answered at a fun talk by myebook.co.za founder Dave Henderson at the Sandton Brazen Head in Johannesburg.

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Give the Gift of SAFREA

A year-long SAFREA membership makes the perfect holiday gift this season for a media freelancer in your life!

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SAFREA WC event spotlights social entrepreneurship in Langa

“Langa is not a poverty city. It’s a city of creativity and entrepreneurs, and we need to tell that story.”

These were among the welcoming lines given by Tony Elvin, founder of iKhaya Le Langa during the SAFREA Western Cape event held in the township on 30 October 2016.

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SAFREA rejects calls for ‘volunteer’ and low-paid journalists

SAFREA rejects a recent call by Mail & Guardian Africa for ‘volunteers’ to submit news and opinion content. The body, which represents freelance media professionals in Southern Africa, sees the call as part of a worrying trend of de-valuing media talent in the local news industry.

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SAFREA's James Oatway Wins CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award

SAFREA is proud to announce that James Oatway, independent South African photographer and SAFREA member, has been awarded the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award 2016 in the Mohamed Amin Photographic Award category.

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SAFREA's Western Cape Regional Committee Announces upcoming Langa Event

SAFREA’s Western Cape regional committee is pleased to announce its upcoming #PitchThisStory event to be held in Langa at ikhaya Le Langa on Sunday, 30 October from 10:00-12:00.

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Gauteng South Offers Key Freelancing Lessons: Video Production 101

On Saturday 1 October, a bunch of Safreans gathered in the Library at the Brazen Head pub in Sandton, Johannesburg, to hear about how rank amateurs can produce reasonably watchable videos.

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