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Tiso BlackstarThe Citizen reports that media conglomerate Tiso Blackstar has announced that its tabloid Sunday World publication will be closing down.  

In addition, there will be retrenchments at a number of its publications, including Sowetan, Business Day, The Herald, and Daily Dispatch.  The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has released a statement saying the organisation was “perturbed about the continued job losses in the media industry”.  Sanef said it saw the closure of Sunday World as an indication of “hard times for the local media industry” and that it was “concerned that declining numbers of media institutions, publications and the shrinking numbers of journalists will lead to fewer reporting, opinions and debate in the country”.  Sanef’s statement went on to add:  “We call on media owners to think creatively and responsibly about implementing new, sustainable business models, built on the integrity and trust our readers, viewers and listeners place in us to tell the country’s stories without fear or favour.”

  • Read the original of the report in the above regard in full at The Citizen
  • Read Sanef’s press statement at Sanef News

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