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Community Media

Community Media Sub-committee

The community media sub-committee champions community media issues. The committee believes in strong collaboration between the community and mainstream media. Separation is resulting in huge skills disparities, amongst other things. We believe collaboration will ensure a more sustainable industry.  Better communication between media groups will assist in transferring knowledge.

The committee intends to tackle fake news issues at the community level and issues of training.

Finally, the Community Media subcommittee aims to deal with issues relating to the lack of funding/ resources to maintain the operations of community media outlets.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact the committee chairperson or deputy chairperson:

Chris Louw –

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Deadline for Submissions to the Independent Inquiry into Media Ethics and Credibility Extended

SANEF has launched an Inquiry into Media Ethics with a panel of commissioners headed by retired judge Kathleen Satchwell, including panellists Nikiwe Bikitsha and Rich Mkhondo. The aim of the Inquiry is to investigate what went wrong with some of our journalism in recent years and how we can strengthen it so that trust and alliances between us and the public can be built. If you are aware of any ethical breaches, evidence of capture of journalists by their sources, capture of publications or media houses, bribery of journalists or any other issues linked to credibility or ethics, including examples of best practice journalism, please contact the panel via the following email address:
Please note the deadline for written submissions is 31 January 2020. Submissions can be sent to the same email address. There is no specific format for submissions but please back all your claims with evidence and facts and ensure that you include your contact details.
Click here for a link to the terms of reference of the Inquiry.