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Sanef press statement deploring violation of media freedom of visiting US musician 19 June 2009

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The SA National Editors’ Forum deplores the reported blatant act of violation of media freedom by visiting American musician R Kelly. Sanef has learnt with shock that an attempt was made to compel journalists covering the musician to sign a document that commits them to censorship and several stringent conditions in direct violation of media freedom, a right guaranteed in our Constitution.

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Sanef welcomes President Zuma’s commitment to press freedom

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Sanef welcomes President Zuma’s commitment to press freedom. President Jacob Zuma’s commitment in his inauguration speech to defending media freedom in South Africa was noted and welcomed by the SA National Editors’ Forum at its council meeting in Johannesburg on Sunday, 10 May 2009.

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Sanef press statement released after council meeting, 8 February 2009

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Sanef is to liaise closely with the Independent Electoral Commission to report threats of violence and intimidation to journalists. At a council meeting held in Cape Town on Sunday Feb 8, Sanef expressed concerns that the 2009 elections may not be free of intimidation of the media.

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Sanef statement on the exclusion of some journalists from ANC President Zuma’s court hearing

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Sanef statement on the exclusion of some journalists from the Zuma court hearing on 4 August 2008. It has been brought to Sanef’s attention that several journalists who were accredited to cover the trial of ANC President Jacob Zuma in Pietermaritzburg were prevented from getting into the court.

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