2016 June

30 Jun: SANEF TO JOIN MEDIA FREEDOM PICKETS AT SABC

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) calls on all journalists and citizens who support media freedom to attend tomorrow’s pickets at the SABC offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg and Sea Point, Cape Town. Sanef is concerned at the impact that the “corrosive atmosphere” at the SABC is having on…

27 Jun: Sanef statement on the dismissal of journalists by ANN7

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…

24 Jun: SANEF SHOCKED BY SABC SUSPENSIONS

SANEF SHOCKED BY SABC SUSPENSIONS The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) is shocked by the suspension of three senior SABC journalists. Economics Editor Thandeka Gqubule, RSG executive producer Foeta Krige and senior journalist Suna Venter have been suspended for disagreeing with an instruction during a diary conference not to…

24 Jun: SANEF OUTRAGED BY ATTACKS ON JOURNALISTS

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….