press freedom

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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Obama urges end to Ethiopian press crackdown

Barack Obama urged Ethiopia’s leaders to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he began a visit that has been criticised by human rights groups who say it legitimises an oppressive government. “When all voices are being heard, when people know they are being included in the political[…]

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Je suis Hypocrite!

OPINION by Suraya Dadoo In the days immediately following the Charlie Hebdo bloodbath, there was an unprecedented global outpouring of solidarity, culminating on Sunday, 11 January, when 40 heads of state ‘led’ more than a million people in a march to honour the victims of the Paris shootings. Perhaps we[…]

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