Julie Reid is an academic and media analyst at the Department of Communication Science at the Unisa. She tweets about media issues regularly from @jbjreid and writes about the state of media freedom in South Africa on her blog. Julie is busy finishing off her PhD thesis, which deals with something very clever and philosophical. She sits on the executive committee of the South African Communications Association, has recently become a member of the Right2Know campaign, and is involved in various research projects. Julie is currently editing a nice little book about South African visual culture which should be released mid-2011.