• 16 November 2018 The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is a body that represents the editors and senior journalists of newspapers, online and broadcasting platforms in South Africa. We champion media freedom and the safety of journalists and we fight for media diversity and the highest standards of ethics and quality in the media. […]

    Friday, 16 November 2018

  • 14 November 2018 SANEF recognises the role that South Africa played in securing the release from Tanzania of Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) media activists Muthoki Mumo and Angela Quintal – a former Executive member of SANEF and former editor of Mail & Guardian. But SANEF is alarmed that International Relations and Co-operation Minister Lindiwe […]

    Wednesday, 14 November 2018

  • 14 November 2018 SANEF concerned by deepening financial crisis at the SABC The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) notes with concern the announcement made by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board member Mathatha Tsedu about the need for drastic measures to deal with the SABC’s dire financial situation. Appearing before Parliament’s Communications Committee Tsedu […]

    Wednesday, 14 November 2018

  • 13 November 2018 A South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) delegation met with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni today in Pretoria. The meeting was arranged to discuss the minister’s recent social media posts threatening war against the media. SANEF reiterated its concerns around increased physical threats to journalists and the critical importance of government (and corporate) […]

    Tuesday, 13 November 2018

  • 13 November 2018 The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) supports a high court application brought by the Right to Know (R2K) Campaign that challenges the decision by the Presidency to conduct interviews in private with candidates for the position of National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). SANEF’s lawyers wrote to the Presidency on 2 […]

    Tuesday, 13 November 2018

  • 10 November 2018 The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is deeply disturbed by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s social media posts threatening war against editors. Without context Mboweni tweeted: “Wars start in different ways. Spears and shields, gun powder, bullets and now through media: printed and electronic (eg trade wars by a super president), and […]

    Monday, 12 November 2018

ABOUT SANEF

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is a non-profit organisation whose members are editors, senior journalists and journalism trainers from all areas of the South African media.

We are committed to championing South Africa’s hard-won freedom of expression and promoting quality, ethics and diversity in the South African media.

Sanef promotes excellence in journalism through fighting for media freedom, writing policy submissions, research, education and training programmes.

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QUALITY

Sanef promotes excellence in journalism through training and education programmes as well as our free-of-charge publications.

ETHICS

Sanef is committed to encouraging ethically-driven media, and providing an environment for ethics discourse in the South African media.

FREEDOM

Sanef supports a free press and the right of the media to work without fear of reprisal or intimidation.

DIVERSITY

Among Sanef’s key endeavours is the work of addressing racial and gender diversity in the media so that it more accurately reflects South Africa’s demographics.

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