Is there a pure form of South African journalism?

Is there such a thing as pure South African journalism, or is specific country reportage a myth? And more to the point, is it really necessary to train our journalists to practice South African journalism? The news of the day is often portrayed through the eyes of Western ideals and values, but is that necessarily a bad thing?

Join Janine Lazarus when she unpacks this rather complex issue with Media@SAfm host Ashraf Garda this Sunday, 26 October at 09H05 (104-107FM).

This is sure to be a robust discussion as Janine has worked across mainstream and community newsrooms in Zambia, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe. She'll be speaking from Swaziland where she is currently deputising for the editors of the Kingdom's national daily and weekend newspapers.