South Africa’s most controversial blog, often banned but never silenced, Medialternatives provides a fresh and new perspective in a publishing landscape controlled by corporate monopolies.
Publisher: David Robert Lewis is a cognitive dissident, organic intellectual, and activist-at-large. In 2005 he started blogging on the Mail & Guardian’s online blogging platform, but soon found he was being censored. A six month battle to recover material followed after which he moved to WordPress. Thankfully, WordPress are a lot more progressive and liberal than the media in his own country. (see also this post)
“The media has also been known to resort to censorship to protect its commercial viability. In the process, it draws boundaries around public discourse. Rapport’s firing of columnist Deon Maas, after he penned a controversial column, falls into this category. So does Media24’s threatened defamation action against media activist and former employee David Robert Lewis, for criticising the company.” Jane Duncan, Business Day
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David Robert Lewis has worked for South Africa’s struggle press, including South Press, Grassroots and New Nation. His work has been published in Amandla, Afrol Online, Big Issue, Biophiles, Design Indaba, Edging West, Cape Argus, Cape Times, Hack Bloc, Kagenna, Music Industry Online, Muktware, Top of the Times, Vrye Weekblad.
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