The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has called on the police to immediately cease the surveillance of journalists. It says it will address the issue with Police Minister Bheki Cele and President Cyril Ramaphosa. In the latest incident, the house of an investigative journalist from the Daily Maverick was[…]
Complaints submitted to the United Nations (UN) accuse Israel of intentionally targeting journalists in Palestine and failing to thoroughly investigate its killings of media workers. The complaints, submitted by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) ask the special rapporteurs to secure justice and accountability[…]
South Africa slipped down three notches on the Press Freedom Index and activists say this is worrying. Reporters without Borders released their findings ahead of International Press Freedom Day. The decline is attributed to the violation of journalist privacy by government. The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) says there’s[…]
Media Watchdog, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) has called on the South African Human Rights Commission to investigate any instances of hate speech against veteran journalist, Karima Brown, amid a social media onslaught against her. Brown accidentally posted an editorial note on the Economic Freedom Fighters’ Whatsapp group directing colleagues to[…]
A Myanmar court has found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets during their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya and sentenced them to seven years in prison, sparking an international outcry. The US and British ambassadors who were present at the sentencing of Wa Lone[…]
Reporters Without Borders has formally requested that the International Criminal Court prosecutor investigate the targeting of journalists in Gaza as war crimes. Targeting of journalists was “deliberate” and constitutes “war crimes,” Christophe Deloire of Reporters Without Borders said. “The Israeli authorities could not have been unaware of the presence of[…]
A media watchdog has accused authorities in Myanmar of acts of intimidation against journalists, as it renewed a call for the “immediate and unconditional release” of two Reuters reporters arrested last week. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were taken into custody on December 12 after being invited to dine[…]
The High Court in Johannesburg will on Tuesday hear arguments why the BLF and its leader should be found in contempt of an order preventing it from intimidating journalists. On July 7, the court granted an order to the SA National Editors’ Forum and 11 journalists, interdicting Black First Land[…]
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 Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a press advocacy group, has claimed that more journalists are jailed around the world than at any time since the Committee to Protect Journalists began keeping detailed records in 1990. In its annual census, the group reports that 259 journalists have been jailed worldwide[…]
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