Media ethics inquiry making progress: Sanef

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) says it has made important progress in its independent Media Ethics and Credibility Inquiry. The enquiry was prompted by the apologies made by the Sunday Times for its Rogue Unit, Cato Manor and Zimbabwe Rendition stories in 2019. Since its launch in June[…]

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SANEF to request meeting with eNCA over censorship allegations

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) will soon request a meeting with eNCA management to discuss allegations of censorship against the television news broadcaster. Former eNCA political reporter Samkele Maseko made the allegations. In a drawn out war on social media, Maseko alleged that then head of News Kanthan[…]

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Sanef, EFF to square off in court

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) and the Economic Freedom Fighters will square off on Monday at the Equality Court in Pretoria over the alleged harassment of journalists by members of the party. This relates to Malema’s alleged hate speech he made outside the Zondo commission in November last year and on social[…]

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Editors call for evidence of Winnie apartheid smear campaign

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) called for evidence to be brought forward following claims that about 40 journalists were involved in a deliberate smear campaign against struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela during apartheid. On Wednesday, eNCA aired the documentary ‘Winnie’, in which she claimed there were journalists working under[…]

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Jacques Pauw raid a threat to media freedom: Sanef

The South African National Editors’ Forum has condemned the raid at author Jacques Pauw’s Riebeek Kasteel home, saying it is a threat to media freedom. Pauw’s house was raided by the crimes against the state unit of the Hawks. “The speculation at the moment is that rogue elements in the[…]

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#ANC54: Chaos as members of the media stage a walkout

Chaos erupted at the 54th National Conference moments before the newly appointed president of the African National Conference addressed media at the Progressive Business Forum stalls. This followed over an hour wait for the first media address by Cyril Ramaphosa as the 14th president of the ruling party, frustrated members[…]

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Pauw, News24 journalist summoned to police station

Investigative journalists Jacques Pauw and Pieter-Louis Myburgh, who have both written about alleged corrupt relationships involving President Jacob Zuma, have been summoned to a meeting at a police station. In a letter to their lawyer on Thursday, seen by News24, Cluster Detective coordinator of Ethekwini Outer North, a Colonel ‘R[…]

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