The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has expressed shock at an incident where Ficksburg journalist was allegedly assaulted by members of the public order police.
CSA embattled Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe, has personally apologised to the journalists who had their accreditation revoked on Sunday.
On Friday, the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) hosted its annual fundraising dinner to commemorate the anniversary of Black Wednesday. SANEF Chairperson, Mahlatse Mahlase, says journalists are facing new threats to their freedom.
The South African National Editors’ Forum on Friday its annual fundraising dinner to commemorate the anniversary of Black Wednesday. Kuben Naidoo, Deputy Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, says Black Wednesday marks one of the darkest days for media freedom in the history of South Africa.
“All South Africans – and especially those who cannot afford it and other vulnerable groups – need a daily first tranche of free internet access to exercise their basic human rights such as access to government services, participating in the digital economy, looking for jobs, online communication and for learners and students to access online educational resources. This is the only way to achieve universal access to information and digital equality amongst our citizens, including the rural poor who have access to mobile phones.”