Sanef news

COMMEMORATION ON 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF BLACK WEDNESDAY

Friday, 20 October 2017

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) yesterday commemorated the 40th anniversary of Black Wednesday. In an attempt to gag the media, numbers of newspapers aligned with the black consciousness movement were banned by the Apartheid State on 19 October 1977. Various prominent journalists were also arrested on this day, along with 19 pro-democracy organisations. Black Wednesday triggered years of resistance and what is now our fight for media freedom in South Africa as well as across the continent.

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DR. ZWELI MKHIZE ADDRESS AT SANEF ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA DINNER

Thursday, 19 October 2017

As we gather tonight in commemoration of “Black Wednesday” and we honour our colleagues in the media fraternity who have sacrificed their lives in the pursuit of a free and active press we must be reminded of the importance of this.

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STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF GOVIN REDDY

Friday, 13 October 2017

The South Africa National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) media industry mourns the loss of a key driver of transformation, in the death of media executive Govin Reddy.

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STATEMENT ON THE TREATMENT OF JOURNALISTS IN LESOTHO

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The South Africa National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) expresses concern about the condition and situation of journalists and freedom of expression in Lesotho.
Due to the deteriorating security situation in Lesotho, the safety of journalists in the country is under threat and therefore a threat to press freedom.

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