Tuesday, July 17, 2018


All the latest journalism from the Rhodes TV3 class

Archive for the ‘Doccie’ Category

The Indian Angle

Posted by Paddy On November - 27 - 2009

Our documentary explores the perceptions people have and the stereotypes they naturally create when thinking about Indian people.  We investigate how true these stereotypes are at Rhodes University and reveal that there are in fact many exceptions to these racial and social structures we tend to create.  Sit back and enjoy this fast-paced documentary as it gives you an insight as to the ‘Indian Angle’. (By Paul Harris and Camalita Naicker)

Lesbians stereotyped.

Posted by Paddy On November - 27 - 2009

Produced by Katherine Robinson and Madele’ Vermaak.

Taking back the Streets!

Posted by Paddy On November - 27 - 2009

Citizen journalism views the journalist as a citizen first, and media worker second. The 3rd year Journalism class were scattered across Grahamstown to uncover the real issues of crime amongst our communities. We spoke to Given, a lily seller in the CBD, about his experiences with crime.

Policing the Divide

Posted by Paddy On November - 27 - 2009

Public journalism expects the media to highlight an agenda that is of direct concern to its residents/citizens. After speaking to some residents within our neighbourhood, we found out that one of the main problems was the breakdown in relations between the residents and the SAPS (the South African Police Services). This documentary illustrates the feelings/frustrations of both the police and the residents while offering advice on how both parties can mend their relationship and hopefully move forward together in an attempt to fight crime.

Child’s Play-Amnesty International

Posted by Paddy On November - 27 - 2009

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement which campaigns internationally for human rights for all citizens. This public service announcement aims to fight and make people aware of the discrimination that is taking place in various societies. This PSA cleverly uses the symbolism of jelly babies to represent race and colour, while at the same time playing on the children’s preferences for which colour jelly babies they like as a form of inclusion (acceptance) and exclusion (discrimination).  We must fight discrimination- it is not fair!!!

Alternative Academics

Posted by Paddy On November - 27 - 2009

Rhodes University is immersed in a culture of drinking and partying. The stereotypical Rhodent often spends his or her time drinking their livers away and substituting beneficial academic time for regular ‘social’ time. Rhodes is stereotyped as the drinking university, and many people who fall into this trap fall behind in their studies and often find themselves looking for a new university at year end or repeating the same subjects for another year. We followed a bunch of guys who live up to this stereotype and wondered if it is at all possible to live this party animal lifestyle and actually get through university and obtain a degree.

Video Today

Raphael HIV testing and support CentreThe Raphael Centre located in Grahamstown, South Africa is a HIV/AIDS testing and support centre. Lately, though, this haven for people infected or affected by the virus has been rought by troubles. The future of the centre is uncertain as it needs sponsors to ensure it’s survival. Meanwhile other issues, like an objecting neighbour are also posing problems for the centre which helps over 1 000 people every month.