2018 December

19 Dec: SANEF VS EFF Court Papers

19 December 2018 The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has lodged a complaint in the Equality Court against the Economic Freedom Fighters following a barrage of abusive and dangerous threats against journalists in South Africa. SANEF has approached the court in defense of media freedom and seeking protection of…

19 Dec: Sanef Approaches Equality Court over Malema Remarks

19 December 2018 The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has lodged a complaint in the Equality Court against the Economic Freedom Fighters following a barrage of abusive and dangerous threats against journalists in South Africa. SANEF has approached the court in defense of media freedom and seeking protection of…

13 Dec: Hundreds of Jailed Journalists the New Norm, CPJ Census Finds

13 December 2018 Turkey, China, and Egypt responsible for jailing more than half of all journalists.   For the third consecutive year at least 251 journalists are behind bars for their work, as authoritarian regimes increasingly use imprisonment to silence dissent, the Committee to Protect Journalists found. As of December…

11 Dec: Sanef Concerned about Journalists Prevented from Doing Their Jobs

11 December 2018 The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) is concerned that journalists and photographers assigned to cover the Mahila Mahikeng Cultural Jazz Festival in Northwest at the weekend were physically manhandled and forcibly removed during the course of doing their jobs as accredited and official media. Journalists from…

04 Dec: Sanef Condemns Publishing of Malema’s Address on Twitter

04 December 2018 The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has condemned the publishing of the home address of EFF leader Julius Malema on Twitter by freelance journalist and author Jacques Pauw. This follows the publication of an exposé by Eyewitness News on the alleged funding of Malema’s house by…