Content News: In Brief


World Press Freedom Day was commemorated on Monday, 3 May 2010, by press organisations worldwide. The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has made available a package of various materials available free of charge for publication focusing on the theme, "Journalists in Exile".

At least 42 journalists around the world have been killed so far this year, with 17 killed in April alone, a global media protection organisation has said. A report released by the London-based International News Safety Institute (INSI) earlier this week, warns media killings are on the rise.

Filming has wrapped on the German-South African co-production feature Black Butterflies, based on the tragic story of the tempestuous, gifted, literary figure Ingrid Jonker who committed suicide.

The 9th Tribeca Film Festival, held in NY from 21 April to 2 May 2010, has awarded the South African film 'Father Christmas Doesn't Come Here' as the Best Narrative Short film from among 47 finalists.