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Read Niren Tolsi’s Full Ruth First Memorial Lecture: ‘Fire and Media: Towards a New South African Journalism’

He used fire (as a metaphor) and actual reporting on fire on SA newspapers and websites to interrogate the state of journalism in the country.

Award-winning South African journalist and editor Niren Tolsi delivered the 15th Annual Ruth First Memorial Lecture at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) last night. His paper, titled Fire and Media: Towards a New South African Journalism, focused on the state of South African media.

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The Weeknd Donates $50,000 Toward New Ethiopic Studies Program

Abel Tesfaye—AKA The Weeknd—has donated $50,000 to help establish an Ethiopic Studies program at the University of Toronto.