In The News South Africa

SA editors forum to launch independent probe over Sunday Times “fake news”

JOHANNESBURG, October 16  – The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) said on Tuesday that it will institute an independent investigation into issues of editorial integrity and roll out a major training campaign on media ethics for journalists following an apology by the Sunday Times over breaches of editorial standards. Over the weekend, Sunday Times editor Bongani Siqoko admitted in […]

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SA editors’ forum appoints Kate Skinner as executive director

JOHANNESBURG, January 31 – The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) on Wednesday announced the appointment of experienced media scholar, researcher and activist Dr. Kate Skinner as its executive director. Skinner joins Sanef following the relaunch of the 21-year-old organisation, which remains the vanguard of media freedom as an integral part of strengthening South Africa’s […]

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“Thuggery against media” at ANC elective conference condemned

JOHANNESBURG, December 20 – The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Tuesday expressed “deep disappointment” with the conduct of security personnel at the elective conference of the African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg, after several journalists raised complaints of intimidation and assault. “This regrettable act of thuggery should be nipped in the bud, and the […]