Recent news from SAFREA

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, 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

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

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SAFREA Chair to campaign against low freelance rates

SAFREA chair, Laura Rawden, issued a press release today with her intentions of spearheading a campaign against the low rates that are being paid to freelancers in the industry.

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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.

Click here to visit the Meeting Reportback.

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