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Sanef statement on the dismissal of journalists by ANN7

Monday, 27 June 2016

SANEF notes with concern the dismissal of eight staff members by the television station ANN7 on Friday for exercising their duty of independence as enshrined in the South African press code.  A further 12 staff received final written warnings while 11 received warnings.  The staff members all objected to being named as parties to a company letter to four banks that had revoked banking services to the television station’s owners Oakbay Holdings and they protested being made to attend a meeting at the company by ANC Youth League president Collen Maine. Staff reportedly said they felt it inappropriate to be caught up in the company’s corporate and political battles. 

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SANEF STATEMENT ON THE RESIGNATION OF SABC GROUP CEO JIMI MATTHEWS 27 JUNE 2016

Monday, 27 June 2016

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SANEF SHOCKED BY SABC SUSPENSIONS

Friday, 24 June 2016

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SANEF OUTRAGED BY ATTACKS ON JOURNALISTS

Friday, 24 June 2016

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) is outraged by the latest spate of violent attacks on journalists covering protests in the Tshwane metropolitan municipality. Reporters from various news media outlets have been chased away by protesters; intimidated with violence; physically attacked or intimidated by police officers on the scene.

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Sanef condemns ban by police on media picturing shooting scene outside ANC mayoral elective conf.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Sanef condemns ban by police on media picturing shooting scene outside ANC mayoral elective conference in Pretoria – 20 June 2016

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) protests in the strongest terms at the ban by a police officer on press photographers and journalists trying to take photographs of the scene at the Tswane Events Centre in Pretoria on Sunday June 19 where a shooting had taken place during the African National Congress Tswane Mayoral elective conference. Sanef accuses the police of acting unconstitutionally by breaching the Constitution’s media freedom provisions and by breaching the rules contained in Police Standing Orders.

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