Free press vital, but accountable

2008-05-12 00:00

THE role of a free press in a developing economy, such as that in South Africa, cannot be disputed.

Less clear cut is the media’s responsibility to report fairly. This is more easily said than done in the Fourth Estate, and more so in the context of contesting social and political influences. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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