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SA tabloid newspapers: Xenophobic? Intolerant? Nationalistic?

At least 60% of South Africans believe that (black) immigrants are a threat to their jobs and the country’s socio-economic stability, and they should not be allowed in this country, according to the 2011 futurefact survey. This intolerance, further fuelled by ‘anti-immigrant’ stories by some tabloid newspapers such as Daily Sun, has led some analysts to question the real motives of tabloid journalism in SA.

From race issues to social networking…. Media@SAfm with Ashraf Garda

Last Sunday’s Media@SAfm radio show, hosted by Ashraf Garda, was kicked with a discussion on how media report race issues. William Bird, Executive Director of Media Monitoring Africa, and Lucy Holborn, Research Manager of the South African Institute of Race Relations, were in studio chatting about the topic, including the racial debate made by Kuli Roberts.

MMA takes issue with Kuli Roberts column

Media Monitoring Africa has encouraged readers to complain to the Press Ombudsman about a controversial article written by Sunday World columnist Kuli Roberts, in which she makes numerous derogatory statements about coloured people, writes Jackie Bischof for journalism.co.za.

Kuli Roberts’ column scrapped after outcry

Sunday World columnist Kuli Roberts’ weekly offering was axed yesterday after an outcry followed her ‘‘racist” column about coloured people.

Her regular column, Bitch’s Brew, appeared at the weekend under the headline Jou ma se kinders (Your mother’s children).

“Dialogue for Social Change” interrogates the role of law and the media in responding to xenophobia

The media’s portrayal of xenophobic attacks was one of the controversial issues discussed, together with questions around the role and the rule of law and justice, on the second day of the “Dialogue for Social Change” seminar, hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation at the Protea Hotel Parktonian.

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