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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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EC Event on "The Panama Papers" Reveals How the Largest Insider Info Leak in History Impacted Africa

SAFREA EC was proud to host ANCIR managing editor Amanda Potgieter at its recent chapter meeting which took place at the Port Elizabeth Golf Club on 10 September.

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SAFREA Joins Calls Against Harassment of Kenyan Journalists

The Southern African Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA) stands in support of Kenyan institutions as they petition against unwarranted harassment of media professionals following the fifth case of a journalist dying in mysterious circumstances.

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#InstaFamous: WC Event Uncovers Social Media Tips and Tricks

What does it take to become #InstaFamous? Quite a lot. That was the take home message revealed at the August Western Cape SAFREA meet-up event, featuring a panel of well-known South African bloggers and social media stars who shared their experiences on the road to success.

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SAFREA and AFJK announce alliance to advocate for media freelancers of Africa

SAFREA announced in a press release earlier today that it has joined forces with the Association of Freelancer Journalists Kenya (AFJK) to launch an alliance that supports media professionals throughout Africa.

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Zachie Achmat speaks to SAFREA about economic damage of housing disparity in the Cape

Iconic South African activist and co-founder of Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Zachie Achmat joined Safreans in the Western Cape for a discussion on housing justice issues and the social and economic impact of spacial disparity.

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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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