ARTICLES RELATING TO JOHAN RETIEF

Ombudsman dismisses 'monster' complaint

2014-07-19 20:46

Press ombudsman Johan Retief has dismissed a complaint against Beeld for using the word "monster" to describe a Springs man accused of mistreating his children.

Daily Sun to appeal against ruling

2013-11-21 13:03

The Daily Sun is set to appeal against a press ombudsman ruling over the publication of two front page photographs of mutilated corpses.

Ombudsman dismissed complaint against media group

2013-10-24 08:56

The Press Ombudsman has dismissed a security company owners' complaint against Independent Newspapers, regarding two stories published in the Weekend Argus.

Magistrates' complaint worrying - ombudsman

2013-10-08 14:42

An Association of Regional Magistrates of SA complaint about a letter published in The Times is concerning, Press Ombudsman Johan Retief has found.

Ombud to take on department's complaint

2013-06-03 20:30

The Press Ombudsman will investigate a complaint by the communications department against the Sunday Times, ombudsman Johan Retief says.

Daily Despatch to challenge ombud finding

2012-11-08 22:37

The Daily Dispatch will challenge a finding by the Press Ombudsman against the newspaper and the process leading to the finding, editor Brendan Boyle says.

Sunday Times must say sorry to Byleveld

2012-06-09 08:24

The Sunday Times must apologise to former police detective Piet Byleveld for insinuating that he might have accepted a gift from someone who was under investigation.

Paper must apologise for Malema reports

2012-05-10 14:23
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The Sunday Independent must apologise for two reports on expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, deputy press ombudsman has ruled.

Media criticised over response to complaints

2012-03-13 21:11

The Press Ombudsman has lashed out at some media houses for ignoring complaints about published articles.

Complaint over info bill story dismissed

2011-11-21 22:24

The press ombudsman has dismissed a complaint made by ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga about a story published in the Cape Times newspaper about the protection of information bill.

Sowetan must apologise for sex pictures

2011-09-13 14:16
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The press ombudsman has ruled that the Sowetan's publishing of prominent pictures of two officers having sex while on duty was not in the public interest.

5% of journalists know ethical code

2010-11-16 08:22

Only about five percent of journalists know the self-regulatory ethical code for journalists or have seen it, the deputy press ombudsman says.

 

The New Age ordered to apologise to Zille

2014-06-30 13:02
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The press ombudsman has ordered The New Age to apologise to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille over an article stating that her provincial cabinet was dominated by white men.

Daily Sun under fire for grisly photos

2013-11-21 10:40
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The Press Ombudsman has ruled that the Daily Sun must publish a front page apology for the publication of two graphic photographs of people killed in mob justice attacks.

Ombudsman: No ban on Islamic terms

2013-10-16 17:29

The Press Ombudsman has declined a request to ban the use of the words "Islamist militants" and "militant Islam" from South African newspaper reports.

Dept to challenge Ombudsman

2013-06-24 21:30

The communications department will apply for leave to appeal against the Press Ombudsman's decision to dismiss Minister Dina Pule's three complaints against the Sunday Times.

Ombudsman clears New Age on most charges

2012-11-12 22:06

The New Age newspaper has been mostly cleared with regard to its reports claiming that state money paid for a trip by expelled ANCYL president Julius Malema to London for the Olympic Games.

Daily Dispatch must apologise to ANC official

2012-11-08 16:31

The Press Ombudsman has directed the Daily Dispatch newspaper to apologise to ANC Eastern Cape secretary Lubabalo Mabuyane for misrepresenting him in a story.

Sunday Times must apologise for column

2012-05-10 21:51

The Sunday Times must apologise for a column linking SA businessman Robert Gumede to election fraud in the Democratic Republic of Congo, deputy press ombudsman Johan Retief has ruled.

Ombudsman rules in Malema's favour

2012-04-11 17:41

A Citizen newspaper article on ANC Youth League president Julius Malema escaping arrest was invented, the press ombudsman has concluded.

Ombudsman defers DA complaint

2011-12-08 12:27

The press ombudsman has distanced himself from a tiff between the DA and Independent Newspapers over an ANC centenary celebration feature.

Press code: No influence from ANC

2011-10-11 22:48

The press ombudsman's office has sought to allay perceptions that the ANC influenced amendments to the press code governing print media.

Mbalula's M&G complaint dismissed

2011-06-24 20:41

Deputy Press Ombudsman Johan Retief has dismissed a complaint by Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula against the Mail&Guardian newspaper.

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