Mark Silberstein

Mark Amos Silberstein obtained a journalism diploma in Cape Town, South Africa, before coming to London in the late 1990s. He worked as a freelance journalist before deciding to go back and study. Mark recently completed his BA in Journalism at the City University London and he is also the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Synchronicity, an online current affairs and culture magazine.

Moving Towards an African Spring?

April 14, 2013

Background Fourteen countries have been part of the Arab Spring, seven of which are in Africa. Apart from their cultural significance, all nations affected by the Arab Spring also share a history of decolonisation from, predominantly, European occupiers at different stages in their histories. Most of these countries also fall...

South African Press Freedom Under Threat

March 28, 2013

As a new freedom of information bill is making its way through South Africa’s legislature, Mark Silberstein looks at the history of press freedom and asks whether the ANC has lost its way.