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How civil society is taking the fight to government

2017-10-20 10:14

More and more people are voicing their objections to the looting of the South African state. As a result, we're seeing an increasingly muscular civil society response, writes Sipho Pityana.

Three journalists arrested over Venezuela prison report

2017-10-08 22:58

An Italian, a Swiss and a Venezuelan journalist have been arrested as they prepared a report on a prison in northern Venezuela, human rights and press freedom groups said.

Editorial: Media freedom is sacrosanct, Mr Ramaphosa

2017-09-10 06:00

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa makes a valid point about the abuse of intelligence services to influence the outcome of the ANC’s succession race.

SABC, Motsoeneng and Tebele ordered to pay legal costs for SABC8

2017-09-08 10:25

The Johannesburg Labour Court has found that former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, former head of news Simon Tebele and the SABC must each pay a portion of the legal costs for the wrongful dismissal of the SABC8.

M1 bridge collapse inquiry resumes

2017-08-31 05:05

An inquiry established to investigate the deadly M1 bridge collapse which led to two people being killed and 19 others being injured in October 2015, is set to continue.

Boycott ANN7 and The New Age - EFF

2017-08-22 09:15

The EFF has reiterated its call for South Africans to boycott the ANN7 news channel and The New Age newspaper following their sale to former government spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi.

Turkey puts on trial 17 staff from anti-Erdogan daily

2017-07-24 14:25

Seventeen directors and journalists from one of Turkey's most respected opposition newspapers go on trial Monday after spending over eight months behind bars in a case which has raised new alarm over press freedoms under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Centre for Unity in Diversity welcomes Sanef court victory

2017-07-07 18:42

The Centre for Unity in Diversity and the Centre for Constitutional Rights at the FW de Klerk Foundation have welcomed the South Gauteng High Court's urgent interdict against Black First Land First and its founder, Andile Mngxitama.

AS IT HAPPENED: Clashes outside court following Sanef interdict ruling

2017-07-07 12:54

Tensions flared following Sanef winning its court interdict against BLF and its leader Andile Mngxithama at the High Court in Johannesburg.

ANC's position on media appeals tribunal hasn't changed - Mthembu

2017-07-05 18:49

The ANC says it will defend media freedom, but it has again called for Parliament to accelerate the implementation of a resolution for the establishment of a media appeals tribunal.

 

South Africa's media should beware of being the voice of only some

2017-10-19 13:05

The combination of a media oriented towards lucrative markets and focused almost exclusively on monitoring government, can present a "view from the suburbs", writes Herman Wasserman.

Kenny Kunene ordered to remove explicit videos of woman linked to Ramaphosa

2017-09-15 12:01

Kenny Kunene has been ordered to remove a sexually explicit video and photographs of an unnamed woman alleged to have had an affair with deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa from his online publication.

I don't regret championing SABC ban on broadcast of violent protests - Motsoeneng

2017-09-08 15:37

A defiant Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he still stands behind his SABC editorial policy, despite it being ruled illegal by the Independent Communications Authority of SA.

Motsoeneng faces Labour Court judgment over SABC8's legal costs

2017-09-08 07:34

A ruling is expected in the Johannesburg Labour Court on whether former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng should be held liable in his personal capacity for the wrongful dismissal of the SABC8.

Press Council appeals panel explains ruling on HuffPost 'white men' blog

2017-08-22 13:40

A controversial blog that HuffPost SA published is not discriminatory or hate speech, the appeals panel of the Press Council has ruled.

Joe Thloloe slams ANC plan for Media Appeals Tribunal

2017-08-03 13:01

Press Council executive director Joe Thloloe has laid into the idea of a Media Appeals Tribunal, saying the inevitable Constitutional Court battle will be a waste of taxpayers' money.

Here’s to those who won’t be silenced

2017-07-09 07:18

Journalists are a diverse bunch, motivated by an old-fashioned desire to muckrake, without fear or favour. And they won’t be silenced, writes Janet Heard..

Sanef gives BLF deadline to denounce intimidation, threats against journalists

2017-07-07 18:16

Sanef has given Black First, Land First a deadline to issue a statement to its members saying it does not condone violence, harassment or intimidation against journalists.

Sanef vs BLF: Battle for media freedom

2017-07-06 21:04

In the battle for media freedom it was a war of words when journalists faced off with the leaders of the "political party" Black First Land First.

SAHRC calls on BLF to cease intimidation, harassment of journalists

2017-07-05 17:18

The SAHRC has called on Andile Mngxitama and his organisation Black First Land First to immediately cease intimidating and harassing journalists.

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