The power of repetition in propaganda 

By Yerushka Chetty Comrades try this at home. Pick a person and remind them for the next two weeks how beautiful and loved they are. Be consistent. Do this daily for two weeks.  Take another person that you see everyday and for the next two weeks create a story – any story, for example, of …

Make No Mistake: There is a media blockade against Venezuela

By Rachael Bothroyd Rojas This article was originally published on the venezuela analysis website. Since April 4th, opposition militants have been carrying out targeted acts of violence, vandalism and arson, as well as deliberately clashing with security forces in an attempt to plunge the country into total chaos and forcefully remove the elected socialist government. …

Johann Rupert’s propaganda war to fabricate public opinion

By BO Staff Writer On Sunday, the Sunday Times carried an article called “‘White monopoly capital’ chosen distraction in PR strategy to clear Guptas”. The claims made by this article suggest that the Guptas are waging a propaganda campaign against Johann Rupert and white monopoly capital, and that Black First Land First (BLF) and the …

Beware of black liberals like Ferial Haffajee

By Xola Skosana I had a running stomach listening to Ferial Haffajee telling an audience of almost 500 content creators at the IAB Digital Summit yesterday, that white monopoly capital and many such hashtags on social media, are fake news. To the delight of white controlled media and whites in general, she went to town …

On white arrogance and the SASSA saga

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, held a press conference in Pretoria to assure the nation that despite scare tactics by the white-owned media, social grants would be delivered to their 17 million recipients in April. Visibly frustrated at the ongoing attacks and calls for her resignation, Dlamini, who is …

Social Development Spokesperson, Lumka Oliphant, defends Bathabile Dlamini in fiery Facebook post

By BO Staff Writer Department of Social Development spokesperson, Lumka Oliphant, penned a fiery Facebook post defending the department minister, Bathabile Dlamini, after news reports from local papers said the minister addressed a crowd “allegedly drunk”. In the Facebook post, written in both English and isiXhosa, Oliphant states that the allegations against Dlamini are false …

AmaBhungane – A pro-imperialist media agenda uncovered

By BO Staff Writer The story of the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism has its roots in the weekly newspaper, the Mail and Guardian (M&G). In March 2010, the marriage between the newspaper and the investigative journalism unit was solidified and officialised. Since then, stories after stories of state ‘corruption’ and ‘maladministration’ were uncovered by …

Steve Motale supporters march to The Citizen

By BO Staff Writer Today, the Forum of Journalists for Transformation (FJT) lead a march to the offices of The Citizen newspaper to demand the immediate reinstatement of suspended Black editor, Steve Motale. FTJ, along with the Black First Land First movement (BLF), Transform RSA, Communications Workers Union (CWU), Cosas, Patriotic Alliance (PA), and others …