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Raymond Louw

South African Journalist


Born 13-10-1926 in Cape Town South Africa

Raymond Louw is a veteran South African Journalist and media freedom activist. He is currently the Deputy Chairperson of MISA South Africa and holds numerous
positions in the media.

Contact details

rlouw@wn.apc.org

O: (011) 646-8790


Business Address

23 Duncombe Rd, Forest Town, Johannesburg, 2193


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Current Position(s)

Various positions | Rand Daily Mail
1946 - present

Media Consultant |

Publisher & Editor | Southern Africa Report

Previous Position(s)


General Manager | South African Associated Newspapers
Johannesburg | 1977 - 1982

Chair | SA Morning Newspaper Group
1975 - 1977

Editor | Rand Daily Mail
1966 - 1977

News Editor | Rand Daily Mail
1960 - 1965

News Editor | Sunday Times
1959 - 1960

Various | Westminster Press Provincial Newspapers
London | 1955 - 1956

Various positions | North Western Evening Mail
Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria | 1953 - 1954

Reporter | Worthing Herald
Sussex, United Kingdom | 1951 - 1953

Educational history

Secondary

Parktown Boys High School

Achievements

Awards

World Press Hero | 2011

Fellow | International Press Institute

Pringle Award for services to Journalism

Pringle Award for services to Journalism

media exposure

report on media situation in SA for Unesco | 1994

Author

numerous papers & articles both locally & internationally

Author

writing narrative for a pictorial biography

by Peter Magubane

Book

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Activities

Memberships

Executive Board International Press Institute

Member

Freedom of Expression Institute

Chair

Freedom of Expression Institute

Executive Committee Member

New Era Schools Trust

Chair

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Media Defence Fund

Member, 1989 - 1996

Campaign for Open Media

Member, 1985 - 1994

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