GLENDA DANIELS – BOARD MEMBER

Glenda Daniels is an associate professor in Media Studies at the University of Witwatersrand. Glenda, also a writer and a media freedom activist, has a 20-year career as a journalist in South Africa having worked for a variety of newspapers and magazines including: Weekly Mail, Work in Progress, Mail & Guardian, The Star, The Weekender, Enterprise magazine, and Sunday Times, among others. She also served on to the first elected national working committee of the Right to Know (R2K), a campaign for access to information and media diversity and freedom.  Her book, an academic monograph, Fight for Democracy: The ANC and the media in South Africa (Wits Press, 2012) has been referred to as the first book in post-apartheid SA that analyses the media and the ANC’s relationship using a radical democracy and psychoanalytical theoretical approach.  Since 2014 she has served on the council of the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) holding the position of chair of the diversity and ethics committee.

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