Associate professor of media studies at the Wits University, Glenda Daniels, has criticised the use of social media as a platform for news reporting, saying it creates a credibility crisis.
Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) says attacks on journalists can lead to serious societal ramifications and should never be allowed.
Sanef is concerned by the attempted hijacking and robbery of an SABC news crew yesterday covering a story in Alexandra Township north of Johannesburg.
Qatari state-funded broadcaster Al Jazeera on Tuesday criticised Sudan’s “arbitrary” decision to withdraw accreditation for three of its journalists covering widespread anti-government protests in the African country.
Journalists faced growing dangers of being targeted for killing for their work in 2018 even as the risks from war and conflict declined, a media watchdog said Wednesday.