Entries open for 'The Bobs - Best of Online Activism'

Entries for the 2016 'Bobs - Best of Online Activism' are now open until 3 March 2016. The Deutsche Welle (DW) awards honour exemplary efforts to promote online freedom of expression and civil society...

8 Feb 2016 07:07

Freedom of information making global headlines

As the new year beckons, so too does a new way for journalists to work - without fear of punishment for seeking out the truth....

31 Dec 2015 12:00

Russian blogger jailed for five years for pro-Ukraine posts

MOSCOW - A Russian court has sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for "inciting hatred and extremism" by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a verdict condemned by rights activists.

31 Dec 2015 08:34

South Sudan in top five 'most deadliest places for journalists'

With 110 journalists killed in connection with their work or for still unclear reasons in 2015, Reporters Without Borders puts South Sudan on the list of the top five 'most deadliest places for journalists to work'...

30 Dec 2015 05:11

Right2Know Campaign hosting events for International Right to Know Day 2015

On 28 September 2015, is International Right to Know Day and the Right2Know (R2K) Campaign will be hosting events in three major provinces to observe this important day...

26 Sep 2015 09:12

Sanef condemns sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has express shock at the sentencing on Saturday of three Al Jazeera journalists by an Egyptian court sitting in Cairo...

31 Aug 2015 08:02

SAFREA raising the alarm on gazetted changes to South Africa's Copyright Act

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (Safrea) is greatly concerned about the potential impacts of the Copyright Amendment Bill, as gazetted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on 27 July 2015...

24 Aug 2015 16:08

IAB officially expresses its concern over online censorship

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) South Africa has formally expressed its concerns over online censorship to the FPB in respect of the recently gazetted Draft Online Regulation Policy...

5 Jun 2015 12:14

R2K condemns recommitment to Secrecy Bill

Right to Know (R2K) condemns the return of the Secrecy Bill and is dismayed at reported comments of the Minister of State Security, praising the Bill and recommitting government...

13 May 2015 07:02

Africans back media freedom, says survey

Most Africans want the media to play a watchdog role, and support its right to publish what it wants without government interference, says a new analysis of African public opinion...

4 May 2015 15:19

Free media expression vital for global sustainability

PRETORIA: Freedom of expression and press freedom are critical to the successful implementation of good governance and human rights around the world, top United Nations officials declared today.

4 May 2015 12:16

Publish and be damned in name of patriotism

After being stalked down a street, taunted and hit with a wrench, Emmanuel Sithole was cornered by his attackers, stabbed in the heart on a rubbish-strewn Alexandra street. He was from Mozambique...

By Anton Harber 24 Apr 2015 05:22

Sanef outraged by abuse of journalists

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) is outraged by four more incidents of the abuse of power by police officers, security personnel and taxi drivers against journalists...

23 Apr 2015 06:33

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