EFF and Ndlozi ordered to pay veteran journalists R40k, apologise for Madikizela-Mandela 'Stratcom' agents slur

2020-01-24 12:04

The EFF and its spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, have been ordered to apologise for commenting that journalists Anton Harber and Thandeka Gqubule were Stratcom agents - and they have to pay the journalists R40 000 in damages each.

49 journalists murdered in 2019

2019-12-17 09:24

Forty-nine journalists were killed across the world in 2019, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday, the lowest death toll in 16 years.

OPINION: What's Nick Mallett got to do with it?

2019-10-16 11:38

The South African Press Code emphasises that the media shall "take care to report news truthfully, accurately and fairly". George Claassen asks if it was unfair to name Mallett at all in a case of alleged misconduct that clearly has no relevance to him?

Victory for amaBhungane as court declares mass interception by State 'unlawful and invalid'

2019-09-16 13:23

Investigative journalism centre amaBhungane has walked out of court victorious after successfully challenging parts of South Africa's surveillance law.

Mahlatse Mahlase: Setting the record straight on why Sanef took the EFF to court

2019-08-14 15:17

The purpose of our complaint is not to stifle criticism of the media. We believe that the comments by the EFF, Malema and their supporters go beyond fair criticism and constitute hate speech under the Equality Act, writes Mahlatse Mahlase.

Sanef condemns attack, manhandling of journalists in Durban

2019-07-11 13:19

The South African National Editors’ Forum has condemned the manhandling of two journalists during a protest in support of suspended eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede.

SA government's take on surveillance law is regressive

2019-06-08 08:00

The country’s main communication surveillance law is undermined by the fact that decisions to grant interception directions are taken by only one retired judge, working alone without the benefit of an adversarial process, says Jane Duncan.

'Raymond Louw was a media freedom fundamentalist' – Mathatha Tsedu

2019-06-05 14:05

Raymond Louw's defence of media freedom was to a point of being fundamentalist – he wouldn't give an inch. We would sometimes differ but only because Ray wanted more freedom, never less, says Mathatha Tsedu.

Sanef takes action as journalists continue to come under fire

2019-05-29 10:31

The South African National Editors' Forum says that progress is being made in the Equality Court case it initiated to protect journalists against harassment and abuse.

Everyone should be interested in media freedom – Robert McBride on World Press Freedom Day

2019-05-03 21:55

As the world celebrated World Press Freedom Day on May 3, former Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride said it was in everyone's best interests to be "interested in the freedom of the media".


Sanef 'deeply concerned' by allegations of censorship at eNCA

2019-12-19 16:24

The South African National Editors' Forum says former eNCA political journalist Samkele Maseko has agreed to "approach Judge [Kathy] Satchwell and the Media Ethics and Credibility Inquiry" to further discuss claims of editorial interference at the news channel.

INSIDE LABOUR: When journalists are gagged, be very afraid

2019-12-02 16:10

Honest, evidence-based journalism is under increasing pressure, says Terry Bell.

SAHRC to approach Equality Court over Malema's 'hate speech', banning of media

2019-09-17 12:36

The South African Human Rights Commission has warned that it will "take action" against politicians who make statements that amount to hate speech.

Dros rape trial: State witness allegedly threatens journalists

2019-09-11 22:10

A witness in the Dros rape trial has approached journalists and threatened them for naming him.

'I am the first person at the SABC to make sure all employees are treated fairly' - Hlaudi Motsoeneng

2019-08-06 17:19

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has rubbished the recently released report into editorial interference at the SABC and called it "nonsensical".

Condoms, wine and birthday cards: Are public figures entitled to privacy?

2019-07-09 15:44

It is important to distinguish between what interests the public and that which is in the public interest. There is a difference, and media outlets often confuse the two in their desperation to keep circulation numbers up, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Raymond Louw was deeply committed to media freedom

2019-06-05 15:41

For more than seven decades, Raymond Louw was deeply committed to the media industry and to freedom of the press.

Palestinian photojournalist at risk of Israeli deportation

2019-06-02 08:58

Mustafa al-Kharouf, who has been living in occupied East Jerusalem, faces deportation to Jordan.

On Steve, Julius and the Christchurch murders: Why we need to talk about hate speech

2019-05-06 08:31

Perpetrators of hate speech and hate crimes have for far too long had unrestricted media channels to spew their hatred. But should the message, even though highly offensive, be sanitised so that it does not harm, asks George Claassen.

INSIDE LABOUR: Words as weapons and flawed democracy

2019-05-03 11:33

Words have the power to create illusions of reality and can trigger emotional responses rather than encourage critical thought,. They should be used wisely, says Terry Bell.

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