2015 October

26 Oct: Sanef Statement on intimidation of journalist at #FeesMustFall protest

The South African National Editors’ Forum notes with concern reports, including video footage, about the intimidation & harassment of journalists covering the “feesmustfall” protests across the country by both the police and protestors. In particular the police’s heavy-handed approach at the Union Buildings affected journalists from a number of media…

16 Oct: AD HOMINEM ATTACK ON SABC JOURNALIST – 16 October 2015

It has come to the attention of the SA National Editors’ Forum that an organisation called Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) has publicly attacked SABC investigative journalist Jamaine Krige for a story about convicted former tennis star Bob Hewitt and the evidence of his victims. Two victims testified…

15 Oct: SANEF MEDIA FREEDOM DAY EVENT

This year we will mark the day with a panel discussion on media freedom in SADC. The panel includes respected editors Fernando Goncalves from Mozambique and Mpho Dibeela from Botswana. Given the problems that are being faced by the media in these countries with arrests and trials, Mpho and Fernando,…