Author: Kate Bartlett

2019 WPI Fellow

Journalist, Deutsche Presse Agentur
Johannesburg, South Africa
Bio: Kate Bartlett is a Zimbabwean-born journalist who was reported from Cambodia, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Congo, and Bosnia among other places. She started her career at The Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh, then went to Agence France Presse as an Asia editor, and is currently Southern and East Africa correspondent for Deutsche Presse Agentur, the German press agency.

Twitter: @bartlettkate

Major news in South Africa. Journalists on edge waiting to see if President Cyril Ramaphosa will resign - or be impeached- after allegations of misconduct.

Today is #WorldAIDSDay. South Africa has the biggest number of people living with HIV. Young women and teenage girls in Africa now account for a massive 63% of new infections. I spoke to a former sex worker with HIV about her personal story. https://www.voanews.com/a/african-women-and-girls-most-at-risk-of-hiv-/6856622.html

At look at Chinese attempts to influence South Africa's media. And how, with a few notable exceptions, South African media is highly resilient to such efforts. https://www.voanews.com/a/study-south-africa-resilient-to-chinese-attempts-to-influence-media-/6856758.html


Posts by Kate Bartlett:

No love lost for the “mainstream media”

No love lost for the “mainstream media”

David Taylor is fed up with the mainstream media. The 53-year-old Texan with long blond hair and dressed in cowboy garb lives with his pit bull and shih tzu in an old racquetball court in the town of San Marcos.  He works in “property” and is a huge fan of Donald...
When lies trump truth – the press should call them by their name

When lies trump truth – the press should call them by their name

Legacy U.S. newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post are using unprecedented language in their political copy with words like “lie” and “racist”. “We’d never used the word ‘lie’ before we had Trump,” Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York...