Media24 pays hefty fine for corruption and cartel conduct

By BO Staff Writer White-owned media companies have been nabbed for corruption, price-fixing and cartel conduct by the Competition Commission and are expected to pay hefty fines for the conduct. Naspers owned Media24 has admitted guilt and will pay a fine of close to R14 million for participating in price fixing and fixing of trading …

Rupert TV (eNCA) embroiled in racism and labour law scandal

By BO Staff Writer Twenty-four hour news channel, eNCA, is yet again embroiled in a scandal regarding the treatment of its newsroom staff. According to reports, the station which is partly owned by South Africa’s richest man, Johann Rupert, could be flouting labour laws by employing freelance news anchors with no contracts. This is illegal …

Black Opinion is back online!

After being shutdown for two weeks by white monopoly capital, the voice of black radical thought is back online! There are numerous important stories and analysis white monopoly capital wanted to block. Amongst others the following: 1. The R2 billion bribe offer by white monopoly capital to remove President Jacob Zuma. 2. How Johann Rupert …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Wale Akinlabi – African Media success

By BO Staff Writer The inaugural BLF Black Business Seminar will take place in Pretoria on 03 December. One of the speakers on the day will be Nigeria born, South Africa based television producer, Wale Akinlabi. He is the president and owner of a production company called Planet Image productions which produces entertainment channel Planet …

BLF to march in support of media freedom!

Media Statement The Black First Land First (BLF) movement shall on Wednesday, 23 November, join a march, to be led by the Forum of Journalists for Transformation (FJT), to the offices of The Citizen newspaper. BLF is appauled by the silence of the so-called “media freedom” champions about the silencing of Steve Motale as editor …

Van Rooyen vindicated

By BO Staff Writer The Sunday Times ran a sensational front page report last Sunday about Minister Des van Rooyen visiting the Gupta household 7 nights in a row. This was presented as evidence that van Rooyen was captured. The newspaper told its unsuspecting readers that this was the piece of evidence to sink the …