Media Review Network

Open letter to Saudi government

The Media Review Network (MRN) has written an open letter to the Saudi government through its embassy in Pretoria, expressing its indignation at the current purge in Saudi Arabia at the man behind it, Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman. The ambitious 32 year old prince, widely known as MBS, has[…]

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MRN alarmed by worsening health conditions in Gaza

South African Palestine solidarity groups have criticized the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) “politicking” against Hamas, while health care conditions deteriorate in Occupied Gaza. Gaza’s residents are on the brink of a crisis after the Israeli government’s decision to cut power supply to the region, which has been under a blockade for[…]

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Is there ghost security at OR Tambo airport?

The infiltration and racial profiling by Israeli undercover agents at OR Tambo International airport has again been thrown into the spotlight, following the interrogation of a Palestinian archaeologist at the weekend. The matter has raised the alarm of South African lobby group Media Review Network (MRN), who will now pressure[…]

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SA activist honoured at global Palestine conference

One of South Africa’s most critical voices against Zionism was lauded by the Palestinian solidarity community at the Palestine Media Forum in Istanbul on Wednesday. Iqbal Jassat, one of the founder members of the Johannesburg-based advocacy group, Media Review Network (MRN), was presented with an honorary award by for his[…]

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Investigation into Shimon Peres underway

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation has confirmed that a docket on Shimon Peres has been opened and investigation is now underway. This week, the Muslim Lawyers Association lodged documents with the National Prosecution Authority, requesting its intervention. Human rights activists have accused Peres of unspeakable war crimes such as[…]

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The dark side of dual citizenship

OPINION by Dr. Aayesha J Soni – On reading the news that the ANC’s national executive committee on international relations Mr Obed Bapela conveyed regarding the leading party’s approach to dual citizenship, I was most pleasantly invoked with pride. That our country would take this visionary decision in preventing its[…]

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MRN questions arrest of SAfricans in China

The Media Review Network (MRN) has welcomed government’s quick response in acting on the arrest of 10 South African nationals in China, but in the same breathe has questioned its failure to respond in the same manner with regards to the Sheikh Abdus Salaam Jad Bassiouni case.The 10 individuals are[…]

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SA reaction to Morsi sentence disappointing: analyst

While an Egyptian court’s sentencing of former president Mohamed Morsi does not come as a surprise, the lack of strong international reaction to the matter is disappointing. That was according to the Media Review Network’s (MRN) executive member Iqbal Jassat on Tuesday, commenting on the controversial trial which has destabilised[…]

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