ARTICLES RELATING TO PRESS FREEDOM

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.

Internet freedom of speech pioneer dies

2018-02-08 16:28

John Perry Barlow, widely recognised as a pioneer of freedom of speech on the internet and digital platforms, has died.

Cartoonists 'first victims' of crackdowns on press

2017-05-05 18:46

Ten countries including Russia, Turkey and India have been condemned in a report for censoring, locking up or threatening cartoonists.

South African journalism is alive and well

2017-05-03 09:05

On World Press Freedom Day there is much in the media to be worried about, but even more to celebrate, writes Esmaré Weideman.

R2K slams attacks on media freedom in southern Africa

2016-08-16 16:35

Media advocacy group Right2Know has expressed concern over the recent attacks on press freedom in some southern African countries, including Zambia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho.

Tanzanian opposition MPs slam parliamentary broadcast ban

2016-05-06 12:16

Opposition members of Tanzania's parliament have lashed out against a ban on live coverage of sessions within the hallowed halls of the debate chamber, a report says.

Press freedom in decline, warnings of a 'new era of propaganda'

2016-04-20 08:45

World press freedom deteriorated in 2015, especially in the Americas, advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said as it released its annual rankings, warning of "a new era of propaganda".

Patriotic reporting or corruption whitewash?

2015-07-30 07:24

A free press has implications for economic development, says Leopold Scholtz.

Press freedom for parents?

2011-11-22 09:35

How changes to the law could affect you and your children.

 

Turkish cartoonist wins press freedom prize

2018-05-03 22:28

The Swiss group hands out the honour, known as its International Editorial Cartoons Prize, every two years.

Bangladesh arrests journalist over dead goat Facebook post

2017-08-01 18:33

Bangladesh police have arrested a journalist for allegedly defaming a minister in a Facebook post about a dead goat.

Journalists 'suffocating' in Magufuli's Tanzania

2017-05-03 10:03

Press freedom in Tanzania is being squeezed under President John Magufuli, leaving journalists fearful.

Journalists on the front lines of global assault

2017-04-30 05:58

With reporters under attack the world over, it is imperative that citizens rally to protect press freedom, write Cathal Gilbert, David Kode and Teldah Mawarire.

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WATCH: Right2Know pickets outside SABC offices

Supporters of the Right2Know campaign picketed outside SABC offices in three cities on Monday.

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Media regulation ‘only to limit abuse’

2016-05-04 08:32

As the world celebrated Press ­Freedom Day on Tuesday, the ANC in the province called on all media houses to tell a “balanced narrative of the country’s political, social, economic and cultural transformation journey”.

Media in the media

2015-09-16 07:04

Solly Moeng ponders press freedom and the vital role of the media in a democracy.

Protect press freedom from a ‘paranoid ANC’ – Maimane

2015-06-05 11:22

The fourth estate must protect freedom amid increasing efforts by the ANC to silence a critical media, DA leader Mmusi Maimane has told the Cape Town Press Club.

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