Many young white people are encouraged by their parents to just “move on” with the business of the future, writes Adriaan Basson.
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.
Forty-nine journalists were killed across the world in 2019, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday, the lowest death toll in 16 years.
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?
Investigative journalism centre amaBhungane has walked out of court victorious after successfully challenging parts of South Africa's surveillance law.
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.
The South African National Editors’ Forum has condemned the manhandling of two journalists during a protest in support of suspended eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede.
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'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.
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.
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".
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.
Honest, evidence-based journalism is under increasing pressure, says Terry Bell.
The South African Human Rights Commission has warned that it will "take action" against politicians who make statements that amount to hate speech.
A witness in the Dros rape trial has approached journalists and threatened them for naming him.
Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has rubbished the recently released report into editorial interference at the SABC and called it "nonsensical".
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.
For more than seven decades, Raymond Louw was deeply committed to the media industry and to freedom of the press.
Mustafa al-Kharouf, who has been living in occupied East Jerusalem, faces deportation to Jordan.
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.
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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