2018 November

27 Nov: EFF Refuses to Meet Sanef Over Attacks on Journalists

27 November 2018 The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has declined a request from the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) for a meeting to discuss threats and intimidation levelled against journalists in the wake of inflammatory statements made by EFF leader Julius Malema. SANEF requested a meeting with Malema and…

24 Nov: Sanef Council Resolutions on EFF Threats to the Media, the SABC’s Financial Crisis, Sanef’s Inquiry into Media Ethics and the Importance of Media Complaints Bodies

24 November 2018 The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) held its last Council meeting for 2018 today. A number of resolutions were taken. Four particularly critical ones included resolutions to deal with EFF threats against journalists and the media, the financial crisis at the SABC, SANEF’s proposed inquiry into…

13 Nov: Sanef Meets Mboweni Over “War” Tweets

13 November 2018 A South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) delegation met with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni today in Pretoria. The meeting was arranged to discuss the minister’s recent social media posts threatening war against the media. SANEF reiterated its concerns around increased physical threats to journalists and the critical…