ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDIA FREEDOM

SACP slams intimidation, threats against journalists

2018-12-15 13:58

'The SACP urges South Africans to unite against the regressive tendency, close ranks and defend, advance and deepen transformation.'

The enemy is corruption, not journalists - expert

2018-11-30 06:00

Dr Glenda Daniels, associate professor in media studies at Wits University and SA National Editors' Forum council member answers questions on how the media should cover controversial statements made by the EFF.

I never personally banned media from event - Bathabile Dlamini

2018-11-26 10:26

Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women Bathabile Dlamini says she never barred eNCA from attending her event but is probing what happened between her officials and journalists.

Sanef concerned by Sisulu backing Tanzania on detention of journalists traveling on tourist visas

2018-11-14 15:59

The South African National Editors Forum has expressed concern over government’s response to authorities detaining journalists in Tanzania.

Committee to Protect Journalists disappointed by SA govt's response to Quintal, Mumo's detention

2018-11-13 12:15

The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed outrage at the treatment of its Africa programme coordinator Angela Quintal and sub-Saharan Africa representative Muthoki Mumo by the Tanzanian government.

UPDATE: SA journalist Angela Quintal, colleague left Tanzania safely - CPJ

2018-11-08 15:04

South African journalist Angela Quintal and her Kenyan colleague Muthoki Mumo have safely left Tanzania after being detained, says the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The media's spectacular own goal

2018-10-21 09:00

The scale of the damage and the odiousness of the political project that it benefited, turned the Sunday Times affair into SA's biggest media scandal, certainly since 1994, writes Franz Krüger.

Investigations into Water and Sanitation dept: Journos kicked out of committee meeting

2018-10-17 18:16

The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation is keeping investigations into the Department of Water and Sanitation by the Special Investigations Unit, the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority secret.

Threats to media freedom in Africa: some old methods and some new

2018-10-05 11:51

Internet taxes could stifle Africa's free and vibrant social media, writes the Conversation.

Jacques Pauw raid a threat to media freedom - Sanef

2018-03-01 14:02

The SA National Editors’ Forum has condemned the raid at author Jacques Pauw's Riebeek Kasteel home, saying it is a threat to media freedom.

 

Responsible media think deeply about their role in society

2018-12-04 08:24

Nobody has a natural right to have their utterances broadcast raw into people's homes. It's the job of journalists and editors to decide who and what should be covered as news and with what prominence, writes Max du Preez.

Malema: I will stop inviting the media

2018-11-28 09:56

Julius Malema and the EFF have been at loggerheads with the media following verbal attacks on journalists.

A war against the media is a war against democracy

2018-11-26 08:23

What is worrying about the attitudes towards the media in South Africa is the willingness by politicians to openly name the journalists they don't like, writes Ralph Mathekga.

From Trump to Mboweni, it's hands off the media!

2018-11-14 08:23

Politicians need to make peace with the fact that journalists cannot and must not report only about the good and nice side of politicians and politics, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

SA journalist Angela Quintal and colleague were detained in Tanzania for working while on tourist visas - govt

2018-11-12 15:44

South African journalist Angela Quintal and her Kenyan colleague Muthoki Mumo were arrested in Tanzania because they were working while in the country on tourist visas, Tanzanian authorities have told the SA government.

SA journalist Angela Quintal, colleague back in their hotel in Tanzania, but without passports

2018-11-08 07:41

Angela Quintal and her colleague Muthoki Mumo were detained overnight by Tanzanian authorities but are now back in their hotel, the Department of International Relations has confirmed.

Ruth First Memorial Lecture: Journalism suffers crisis of quality and credibility

2018-10-19 16:27

Journalists have stopped looking. We have stopped looking up from our smartphones when we report on something. In doing this we miss the detail which elevates our story-telling, writes Niren Tosli.

Media must be diligent about its independence - Ton Vosloo

2018-10-15 11:21

"The biggest lesson for journalists today is that you have to be diligent about your independence – also the media bosses, must have the conviction to stand up against injustice," says former Naspers chair Ton Vosloo.

Media must fight racism, economic exploitation relentlessly

2018-06-25 14:46

The media must be courageous and free to expose and hold all power to account, including private sector corruption, fronting, tax evasion, the destruction of the African environment, says Mogoeng Mogoeng.

A new era of politics calls for caution from the media

2018-02-28 11:44

Given the new lay of the land, I suggest our media must guard against being used to drive malicious political agendas. Such actions can only harm this noble professional, writes Herman Mashaba.

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