Media Freedom & Right to Know


Media, parliament discuss broadcast feed interruptions

Following complaints from the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) about provision of the Parliamentary feed, members of Sanef and the Press Gallery Association (PGA) met to discuss the issue.

30 Jan 2015 09:09

Max boost for News.24... Du Preez is platform's new columnist

News24 has just announced that Max du Preez will be writing for their platform as a weekly columnist, starting next week...

29 Jan 2015 11:51

Survé, Dasnois... and 'that' hearing

NEWSWATCH: It is reported that Independent Newspapers proprietor Dr Iqbal Survé berated soon-to-be former editor of the Cape Times Alide Dasnois during her disciplinary hearing, reports Times Live...

29 Jan 2015 10:32

Let's encourage Zuma to bash whites

I am all in favour of President Jacob Zuma continuing his sniping campaign against whites and blaming everything on apartheid...

By Chris Moerdyk 29 Jan 2015 06:35

Sanef condemns police interference in press freedom

The South African National Editors' Forum calls upon the police and the public to respect the right of journalists to do their work and to protect them against those who may not wish for the truth to be known...

26 Jan 2015 13:30

National key points - the list they didn't want you to see

NEWSWATCH: A bid by the SA History Archive (Saha) and Right2Know Campaign has paid off. Here's The List, reports Mail & Guardian...

23 Jan 2015 09:00

Have we left the media freedom debate too late?

If you thought the murder of French media workers had little impact on the South African media landscape, Right2Know suggests you think again - prepare to take action with your pens and laptops...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2015 14:00

Muthambi vs Davis... Shock, horror, race

Minister Faith Muthambi has responded to an article on 19 January in Politicsweb by Gavin Davis, DA Shadow Minister of Communications...

22 Jan 2015 07:16

SABC fights back

NEWSWATCH: The SABC is fighting back after being stung by media and opposition reports, and the Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM) is happy former SABC chair Ellen Tshabalala has resigned...

21 Jan 2015 05:45

Zille to Survé: Is Independent a mouthpiece for the Zuma faction of the ANC?

NEWSWATCH: DA leader Helen Zille has some questions for Independent Media head Iqbal Survé, reports Times Live, and the DA won the Nkandla SMS fight, reports BD Live...

20 Jan 2015 07:46

Editors must edit without fear of being attacked

I once asked a South African editor why he ran a cartoon that he agreed was offensive. He said he had felt obliged, as he did not want to censor a well-known and much-respected cartoonist...

By Anton Harber 16 Jan 2015 05:59

Displeased Du Preez dumps Indy

NEWSWATCH: Max du Preez has terminated his association with Independent Media...

15 Jan 2015 13:14

An unwise display?

NEWSWATCH: Independent's senior group editors Karima Brown and Vukani Mde have been criticised for attending the ANC anniversary celebrations wearing party gear...

15 Jan 2015 08:38

Networks' coverage of Paris terror attacks was a hopeless failure

Am I the only one who thinks that global media coverage of the Paris outrage sucked? (video)...

By Peter Mann 13 Jan 2015 13:15

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