Journalists can now be heard as professionals

Posted by Projourn Administrator on Thursday, March 18, 2010 In : News 
Working journalists in South Africa on Saturday were given a formal voice with the establishment of the Professional Journalists’ Association, a body aimed at representing the interests of working journalists in newsrooms across the country.

ProJourn’s founding congress saw journalists and observers from across the South African media landscape converge in Newtown, Johannesburg, where a constitution was agreed on.

The constitution calls for the continuous freedom of gathering informa...
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ProJourn launches on Saturday 13 March in Newtown

Posted by Projourn Administrator on Friday, March 12, 2010 In : News 

The launch programme starts at 09h30, with the media conference scheduled at 16h00
Click here for a printable map to the venue, or use the interactive Google map below.

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ProJourn Oversight Board appointed

Posted by Projourn Administrator on Thursday, February 25, 2010 In : News 
The Professional Journalists' Association is proud to announce that an Oversight Board, whose task it will be to ensure the Association sticks to its Constitutional mandates and that it deals with the pressing issues of the day, has been appointed.

Please join us in welcoming to the Association's Oversight Board, consisting of experienced journalists with impeccable reputations:

Jabulani Sikhakhane
Max du Preez
Phylicia Oppelt
Raymond Louw
Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya
Mary Papayya

The Board will be invited...

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Would you speed-date an editor or a freelancer?

Posted by Projourn Administrator on Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Given the current state of the media in South Africa, would freelancers and those expecting to have to freelance soon, be interested in a new kind of smooching for possible work?

In cold, wet Minnesota something new was announced just after Valentine's Day for journalists hoping to find a match to cosy up to. 

For less than the cost of a romantic dinner for two, an entrance ticket to the main ballroom in a hotel in Bloomington would guarantee 5 minutes of precious face time with editors from va...
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Gathering from all over - Steering committee members for launch 13 March

Posted by Projourn Administrator on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 In : News 

The ProJourn Steering Committee is proud to announce that it has secured funding from German social-democratic development agency the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) to fund the launch of the Association, covering the costs of flying the Steering Committee members to Johannesburg (and keynote speaker Foster Dongozi, chair of the Southern African Journalists' Association, from Harare), venue, catering, etc.

We have penciled in the date of 13 March, so keep your eyes peeled for further news on t...

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The Projourn website has just emerged from the primordial web ocean...

Posted by Projourn Administrator on Monday, November 30, 2009 In : News a very primitive form. 

Send us your rants, raves and sober (non) reflections on this web-species, newly emerged from the blog seas and still rather uncertain on its 2.Z.Z webby feet. 

We'll take all your views of the desired evolutionary path into consideration, invite the wisdom of Steering Committee members who have swum there, evolved that and still hope for a better future...and come up with a fitter projourn site.

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Latest draft ProJourn Constitution

Posted by Projourn Administrator on Monday, June 8, 2009 In : News 
The draft ProJourn constitution has been revised a few times already!

The English version has been translated into Afrikaans so far.

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