Journalists

SABC 8 to testify before Parliament inquiry

The eight SABC journalists who took the broadcaster to court this year will testify before Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the SABC board on Monday. Committee chairperson Vincent Smith said on Friday that the group will be represented by four of the eight members. They will[…]

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SABC news staff revolt with united ‘blackout’

SABC news journalists, in an open revolt against boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng, donned black on Friday to show their support for their fired #SABC8 colleagues and to protest against the national broadcaster’s censorship policies. The “blackout” was organised without a paper trail and with such secrecy that it caught SABC bigwigs[…]

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4 SABC journalists fired

Four of the SABC journalists who were suspended or faced disciplinary hearings were fired on Monday possibly because they approached the Labour Court, their lawyer said. “We will argue [in the court] on Thursday that the reason for them being dismissed is that they pursued their rights in terms of[…]

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Sanef criticises intimidation of journalists

The SA National Editors’ Forum expressed concern about reports, including video footage, of journalists being intimidated and harassed by protesters and police while covering student protests across the country. ” In particular the police’s heavy-handed approach at the Union Buildings affected journalists from a number of media houses including EWN[…]

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Fahmy sues Al Jazeera over arrest

EXCLUSIVE: “A living nightmare for a crime we did not commit” is how Egyptian-Canadian journalist, Mohamed Fahmy described an almost two-year long ordeal under Egyptian detention. The award winning reporter was arrested in Cairo on the 29th December 2013 alongside fellow Al Jazeera staff members Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste, after[…]

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Sisi pardons Al Jazeera journalists

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including three Al Jazeera television journalists on Wednesday, a day before he plans to head to the annual United Nations summit of world leaders. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to three years in prison in[…]

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