This issue
Guest editorial
by Moegsien Williams
Grit, silk and rum by Ivor Powell
The media and parliament: do we need to thicken the gravy? by Richard Calland
But journalists are doing the best they can... by Kaizer M Nyatsumba
Watson's world by Geoff Watson
Keeping the strong state broadcaster thriving by Keith Watt
Live broadcast from hell by Charles Leonard
A new agenda for SABC radio news by Franz Kruger
Truth or taste: the depiction of the Hani murder by Catherine O'Dowd
Gourmet media: who really consumed the alternative press? by Joan de Castro & David Everatt
From dreamtime to realtime by Sandile Ngidi
Homeless talk by Steuart Wright
The new dimension by Kerry Swift
Bloodhound in the sky (abridged version) by Kerry Swift
Now for the really bad news by Guy Berger
Ownership, control and affirmative action in black, white and grey by Thami Mazwai and John Patten
The Ruth First Award for Courageous Journalism by Gavin Williams

Internet Focus
Log in here for the African @titude
by Roland Stanbridge
The gatekeepers or the barbarians by Stephen D Isaacs
Into the wired blue yonder by Neil Jacobsohn
On e-haves and other things by Andrew Morris
Not just a plaything of the North by Bruce Cohen
Of copper wire and press freedom by David Lush
Africa: cyclists on the superhighway by David Wilson