A Cape Town pastor, who may find himself behind bars for defying a court order barring him from making anti-gay comments, accused the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Wednesday of trying to make an example of him. “Even if they lock me up, I will come out and preach[…]
The South African Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has added its voice to the debacle where Eyewitness News (EWN) journalist Barry Bateman called EFF leader Julius Malema a “p**s” shortly after an interview on Tuesday. The video has been shared widely on social media and Bateman’s name was trending on Twitter on[…]
It seems most South Africans are in support of a decision to officially declare the gratuitous display of the old South African flag as hate speech, harassment and unfair discrimination. On Wednesday, the Equality Court in Johannesburg ruled that the public display of the apartheid flag is now illegal and[…]
The Myanmar government under Aung San Suu Kyi has continued using oppressive, military rule-era laws to prosecute peaceful critics, quashing hopes the country’s first democratic leader in decades would safeguard free speech, according to a damning new report by a prominent rights group. Freedom of expression has been worsening since[…]
By Loushe Jordaan For South Africa, Freedom Day on 27 April marks the liberation of the country and its people from a long period of colonialism, white minority rule and Apartheid. But 24 years post democracy, the wounds of apartheid are still raw, as South Africa grapples with many socio-economic[…]
Press freedom is being increasingly compromised in southern Africa‚ where journalists and media owners are being targeted for exposing the truth. Amnesty International‚ in marking World Press Freedom Day on Wednesday‚ said the intimidation of journalists sent a frightening message to their colleagues‚ causing them to self-censor. “From Angola to[…]
The legal committee of Israel’s ministerial council approved on Monday an “anti-incitement” bill which paves the way for censoring internet content, including Facebook and Twitter posts, Quds Press has reported. The bill is now ready to be proposed to the Knesset for its first reading. If it becomes law, the[…]
The SABC operated within broadcasting legislation and the Constitution when it decided not to broadcast violent protests, said communications minister Faith Muthambi. Muthambi and a delegation from the SABC appeared before parliament’s portfolio committee on communications on Tuesday where she was giving an account of the state of affairs at[…]
The concept of freedom of expression in the media has a different meaning depending on whether you ask a journalist, an editor or a cartoonist. These different and sometimes opposing views of media freedom emerged during a panel discussion organised by the Right2Know (R2K) campaign in Cape Town on Wednesday[…]
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