Frederick Charles Fripp
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September 6, 1981 |
Cape Town, South Africa
|Pen name||Jimmy Glue, Charlie Fripp|
|Occupation||Writer, technology journalist, photographer,|
He currently serves as News Editor for the Hypertext Media-published website htxt.africa.
Fripp started his journalism career as a motoring journalist for The Lowvelder in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga in 2006. Relocating to Johannesburg, he took up a position as general journalist for The Fourways Review. While there, two of his photographs came in contention for a Caxton Excellence Award (2007) in the category Best Feature Photograph.
In early 2009, he started writing entertainment news and reviews for the now-defunct EntertainmentAfrica.com. A small portion of his content on Entertainment Africa was eventually re-purposed for sister website iAfrica.com.
He currently serves as freelance video game reviewer for the free South African online video game magazine Gamecca, but in a full-time capacity he serves as News Editor for htxt.africa, a technology news website published by Hypertext Media.
He has also written a number of articles for Canadian-based website AskMen.com on world events from a South African perspective. These included articles on South African sprint runner and convicted killer Oscar Pistorius and the death of Nelson Mandela.
Fripp has appeared on numerous television segments involving technology, such as eNews Africa and Good Morning Africa, while also commenting on technology on a semi-regular basis for radio station SAfm. Fripp also makes regular appearances on the Dstv channel ED's Edge technology show.
Charlie is the fourth cousin-twice removed of well-known guitarist Robert Fripp. Robert's uncle was Alfie Fripp, who was the oldest surviving and longest-serving British prisoner of war of World War II, and was part of The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III. Charlie is also related to Alfred Downing Fripp - the "Surgeon in Ordinary" to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and King George V - by way of his grandfather (paternal lineage).
- Fripp, Robert. "Robert Fripp's Diary for Sunday, 11th November 2012". Discipline Global Mobile. Retrieved 2013-01-04.