Clutching At Straws
You don’t dive into the ocean if you cannot swim; trust me I know this for a fact. And unless you are on a death wish, you don’t dive into shark-infested waters period.
What Price a Pound of Flesh?
“I think a certain commitment to the public good has vanished in the race for circulation… The kind of investigative journalism, which I think is the absolute essence, is in danger and, in fact, in many places has vanished.” -…
Baddies Gone Bonkers
Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten did not back off when a rich US multinational company didn’t like what he had to say about its bad behaviour in poor countries
China Comes to Cape Town International Airport
“As a journalist, you have to have multiple sources and verifiable science, and when you've done that and satisfied the most skeptical voice in your head, you have an obligation to ride through the streets - let people know what's…
Justice for the Highest Bidder
The rise of costly and biased expert witnesses is increasingly determining who accesses justice.
Economists Missing The Point
“Why is Africa poor?” is a common question in many circles, giving the impression that the region has always had a growth deficit to be explained
Agent Storm: My Life Inside al-Qaeda
For years Morten Storm moved between two worlds and two identities – as an agent for Western intelligence and a sworn member of al-Qaeda.
The threat of modern Islamist terrorism
Is terrorism the greatest threat to security today? uSpiked interviewed CNN journalist, Tim Lister, to find out the answer to this and other worrying issues arising out of the growing global jihadist movement.
Lonmin: We Are Great
Why would Lonmin - the mining company whose workers were killed in Marikana nearly three years ago – suddenly wax lyrical about it’s good deeds? A little bird says it is all connected to a report on the sad massacre now at the…
Fracking: The Deeper the Dig, the Darker the Secret
Demand for energy is pushing the current generation to be oblivious of the damage being inflicted onto the planet earth. Fracking, fracking, fracking seems to be the call-name for energy investors and speculators, but at what…
The Clucking of Chickens
He has refused to be intimidated… He has refused to be driven away... He is a professional on a mission. When he turns his spotlight towards your direction, pray there be no skeletons in your secret closets ready to tell tales.…
Nothing Left To Steal
As he concludes his no-holdback memoir, the multi-award winning investigative journalist grants us a glimpse into the bankruptcy within the profession of journalism. It’s not a financial one, but professional bankruptcy where…