Egypt has been reportedly sponsoring ‘campaign against journalism’ by sponsoring attacks of star presenters and mass media, RSF said Thursday
George Kalu highlights how the media’s reporting of the story violated the rights to privacy of the surviving children.
With 3 May being World Press Freedom Day, Sanef took time to discuss the role of media and what has happened recently.
A journalist and camera operator were robbed by armed men outside a primary school while covering the build-up to the local elections.
Media freedom, on this day 44 years ago, was threatened by the apartheid government when a newspaper editor was jailed.
President Ramaphosa praised the media’s role in uncovering state capture but said journalists must also focus on other issues in his weekly letter on Monday.
SANEF has condemned news room interference by politicians and called for media freedom and independence ahead of World Press Freedom Day
The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has called on Zimbabwean police to put an end to its harassment of journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, who was arrested for a third time on Friday
The ruling served as a face-saving exercise for all the governments involved and it’s likely that nobody will be held accountable, said the UN UN Special Rapporteur on torture, adding the “message of intimidation is upheld and maintained,” even as Assange is protected for the time being from vanishing into a US supermax prison for the rest of his life.
The report notes a worrying increase in the killings of media workers in countries considered to be ‘at peace.’
Nils Melzer, who monitors torture and other forms of inhuman treatment around the world, issued an open letter to Donald Trump ahead of a British court ruling on January 4 that will determine whether Assange will be extradited from Britain to the US.