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Recent news from SAFREA

SAFREA Stands Beside SALC in a Commitment to Support Journalists' Freedom of Expression

SAFREA was saddened to hear of the recent attack on Lesotho Times newspaper editor, Mr Lloyd Mutungamiri. This kind of physical assault goes against the very freedoms we've fought to express as journalists.

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SAFREA Joins Voices of Protest Against SABC

New SAFREA chair, Laura Rawden, today called on the South African Broadcasting Corporation to lift the suspension of three senior journalists. 

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SAFREA Chair to campaign against low freelance rates

SAFREA's new chair, Laura Rawden, expressed her intention in a press release today that she intends spearheading a campaign against the low rates that are being paid to freelancers in the industry.

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SAFREA: ‘LOW PAY IS KILLING JOURNALISM’

Safrea, the Southern African Freelancers Association, has slammed the collapse in freelance editorial rates in South Africa as “threatening to kill journalism”.

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Arthur Goldstuck: Freelance Adventures In Instagram

Here is the video of Aurthur Goldstuck's fascinating talk on his Freelance Adventures On Instagram, urban street art and how he joined a global subculture thanks to social media. 

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Safrea issues Press Release on Unpaid Internships

Safrea's chair, Clive Lotter, expresses concern about unpaid internships in a press release published today.

 

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Emily Gambade's presentation to Safrea

Editor of a popluar women's magazine, Elle, Emilie Gambade presented to Safrea Western Cape at the end of October.

Educated in France and the US, Emilie first interned for Elle South Africa in 1997. She went on to have a successful freelance writing and editing career, which included being the managing editor of Marie Claire, fashion editor of the Daily Maverick, and regular contributor to the Mail & Guardian.

Her presentation is available here for download or to be viewed on this site. it is under 80 megabytes.

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Social Media Strategy Presentation

Safrea in the Western Cape recently hosted an evening dedicated to social media strategy and enjoyed a presentation by social media expert, Lynne Smit, of Hippo Communications.

For Members, this reportback can also be found in the Resources tab item on our website, under item Meetings. After 3 weeks, this News item will revert to and be archived under  the Resources folder also.

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Safreas response to the Copyright Act Amendment

Safrea sent in a detailed response well in time for the Department of Trade and Industry's proposed amendment to the Copyright Act.

Read a synopsis of these comments here.

 

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Safrea raises the alarm on gazetted changes to South Africa’s Copyright Act

The Southern African Freelancers’ Association (Safrea) is greatly concerned about the potential impacts of the Copyright Amendment Bill, as gazetted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on 27 July 2015.

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