Journalists

Sanef calls on police to stop ‘bugging’ journalists

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[…]

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Calls for UN to investigate Israel’s killing of Palestinian journalists

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[…]

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SA slips down Press Freedom Index

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[…]

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MMA calls on SAHRC to investigate hate speech against Brown

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[…]

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ICC must investigate Israel’s crimes against journalists

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[…]

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Myanmar urged to free Reuters journalists

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[…]

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Sanef takes BLF’s Mngxitama to court

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[…]

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Shot‚ intimidated and harassed – journalists under fire

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[…]

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