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Glenda Daniels

Glenda Daniels

Senior Lecturer, Wits Journalism University, South Africa

Dr Glenda Daniels is a senior lecturer at Wits Journalism where she is project co-ordinator and lead researcher on the State of the Newsroom project.

She has a PhD in Political Studies (Wits) and is also author of the book, Fight for Democracy: the ANC and the Media in South Africa (Wits Press), 2012.

Press freedom is both her passion, and intellectual interest; she is also a freedom of expression activist and served on the first national working group of the Right2Know campaign. In 2014, she serves as the chair of the South African National Editors’ Forum’s (Sanef) Diversity and Ethics committee.

Daniels has been a journalist in South Africa for over 20 years, having started off her career as a trainee at the then Weekly Mail in 1990. She has since worked for most of the major newspaper companies in the country in various capacities such as labour and politics writer to senior features writer, profile writer, to copy editor to surveys manager.

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