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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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Sanef takes BLF’s Mngxitama to court

The High Court in Johannesburg will on Tuesday hear arguments why the BLF and its leader should be found in contempt of an order preventing it from intimidating journalists. On July 7, the court granted an order to the SA National Editors’ Forum and 11 journalists, interdicting Black First Land[…]

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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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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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ANC, media agree defamation shouldn’t be a crime

The media and the ANC might not always agree, but there is consensus on the question of erasing criminal defamation from the country’s common law. “We were very pleased in April when we discovered that the ANC actually expressed a view that criminal defamation doesn’t belong in the criminal sphere[…]

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Media denied access to Nkandla

The SA National Editors’ Forum has expressed its shock over the refusal to allow the media to accompany a parliamentary committee visiting President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home on Wednesday. In a letter to Cedric Frolick, chairperson of the Nkandla ad hoc committee, Sanef said it believed it had a duty to[…]

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Sanef appalled by WCape newspaper boycott

Sanef on Monday said it was appalled by the Western Cape government’s call for all provincial departments to stop subscribing to the Cape Times. “Sanef finds it appalling that the executive committee of the Western Cape government, led by a former journalist, Ms Helen Zille, interferes at this level in[…]

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Press club condemns journos manhandeling

The alleged manhandling of Media24 journalist Jan Gerber outside Parliament on Wednesday was strongly condemned by the Cape Town Press Club and the DA. “We call on the Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete to immediately launch a probe into this incident,” the Club said in a statement. The[…]

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Sanef fights for answers over SONA 2015

South Africans have taken to social media to express their confusion over events at SONA 2015, as signals were jammed during what they described as the “most action packed moments within the National Assembly”. The claims of jammed signals in Parliament by media whose broadcasts were interrupted by regular audio[…]

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Sanef to set up legal fund

The SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) is in the process of setting up a legal defence fund, it said on Sunday. “Sanef is in the process of setting up a legal defence fund that will allow it to fund any current and future court cases which affect the right of[…]

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