media freedom

Media Freedom: Let Palestine Be The Barometer

OPINION by Iqbal Jassat Recent changes effected within parts of South Africa’s mainstream media, may be interpreted differently by consumers. Some may use the glass of water test and come to contrasting positions: half full or half empty. This after all is the nature of the media beast. It’s newsroom[…]

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Sanef remembers ‘Black Wednesday’

The South African National Editor’s Forum (Sanef) says local media should never forget the darkest days of censorship in South Africa, and need also take a minute to think about where it currently stands in terms of its freedom to report. The declaration comes a day after the 28th anniversary[…]

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Egypt journos face interrogation over report

Journalists in Egypt have, for decades, been wrestling with the country’s Interior Ministry over press freedoms and the repeated detention of reporters. This week, though, tensions escalated when Al-Masry Al-Youm, a privately-owned daily newspaper, published a seven-page investigative report on alleged police brutality since 2012. Hours after the story went[…]

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Understanding Charlie Hebdo

OPINION by Shafiq Morton Such are the times that a French satirical magazine holding no sacred cows, and boasting a circulation of less than 50,000 in a country of over 60 million, can print 3 million copies after its editor and eleven others are brutally gunned down by two masked[…]

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Views on media freedom diverse

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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