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YOUR WORD Matters


Your Word shapes minds, changes the world and opens minds and hearts. Your Word speaks truth and uncovers falsehoods. Your Word stands the test of time. Your Word makes history. Your Word impacts the future. Your Word is celebrated! Your Word exists because it is outraged by inequalities. Your tenacity is expressed in Your Word.
Your Word does not judge but rather reports.
Compassion for humanity is evident in Your Word.
Rights and freedoms are shared in Your Word.
Your Word is adaptable and embraces change.



We hang on to your every word
because it is well-sourced
and credible.



Journalism is the impeccable gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting of news and information. It is clearly distinguished from other activities by certain identifiable characteristics and practices. These elements are what make it indispensable to democratic societies. History reveals that the more news and information a society has, the more democratic it is. These days, journalism can be produced by anyone. At the same time, merely snapping a cell-phone picture at the scene of a fire or creating a blog site for news and comment – does not by itself produce journalism. Though it can and sometimes does, there is a distinction between the act of journalism and the end result.



The difference is that a journalist places the public good above all else and uses the foundation of a discipline of verification – to gather and assess what is found.





THIS JOURNALISTIC Truth


begins with the professional discipline of assembling and verifying facts which convey a fair and reliable account of their meaning. In a world of expanding voices,


"Getting it right"


is the foundation which everything else is built – context, interpretation, comment, criticism, analysis and debate. The larger truth, over time, emerges from this remarkable craft.






THIS JOURNALISTIC Truth


Today, our world has never been more
closely interconnected.
The need for outstanding
journalism is even greater now
to foster and engage in progressive public
discourse.

VODACOM
is immensely
proud to honour the high
calibre of journalism where connective, intelligent
dialogue and the wellbeing
of humankind are sought.

YOUR WORD is your story.
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