SANEF statement on World Press Freedom Day
On World Press Freedom Day we celebrate the role of the news media around the world in sustaining democracy, fighting tyranny and enriching public life. We also remind ourselves of the many ways in which that role is imperiled.
South Africa remains a beacon of press freedom on the African continent, but that status has come under real threat from new legislative proposals and from hostile political rhetoric, and from the conduct of some senior state officials; our pride must be tempered by vigilance.Read more…
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