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Johannesburg, 17 September 2013
The dispute between Moneyweb and Fin24 over content aggregation, and the looming legal action flowing from this dispute, has disturbing implications for the freelance writing industry.
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26 September 2012
Safrea Addresses Inappropriate Use Of Freelancers' Material by Publishing Houses
The Southern African Freelancers’ Association (Safrea) is concerned about the increased frequency with which publishers are republishing freelancers' commissioned and ‘on spec’ content in other publications in their stable or online without agreement from the relevant journalist, photographer or designer, and without paying them for the re-use.
Safrea applauds revisions to the POIB; warns that government has yet missed another opportunity to protect truth seekers
The Southern African Freelancers’Association (SAFREA) in the Western Cape has been watching with great concernrecent reports about renewed intentions of government to forge ahead with its proposed Information Protection Bill despite widespread opposition by various professional and civil society groupings in South Africa and abroad.
The Southern African Freelancers’ Association (Safrea) is extremely concerned about the possibility of the passing of the Protection of Information Bill, which will threaten mdia freedom and jeopardize freelance jobs.
The Southern African Freelancers’ Association (Safrea) applauds President Jacob Zuma’s undertaking to do “whatever is possible” to assist in getting information on the whereabouts of slain freelance journalist Anton Hammerl’s remains.
Social marketing is fast becoming the easiest way to promote your business online, and for freelancers who run micro businesses from home it is an affordable way to market themselves and create brand awareness, says Georgina Guedes, chairperson of the Southern African Freelancers Association (Safrea).