A recent report by an independent panel on the ethics and credibility of South Africa’s news media makes for worrying reading. Read more
In June 2019, SANEF commissioned Judge Satchwell and two panelists, Rich Mkhondo and Nikiwe Bikitsha, to investigate ethical standards at South African media houses. Read more
The appeal committee of the Press Council has clarified the obligations of science journalists in South Africa, with immediate implications for coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more
Independent Media does have an internal complaints procedure, despite resigning from the South African Press Council, and installing its own ombud. Read more
The Press Council mourns the passing of its deputy chair, veteran journalist and campaigner for media freedom, Raymond Louw, and his wife Jean, who passed away within 24 hours of each other. Read more
The EFF has indicated it would meet the South African National Editors Forum which has expressed dismay over the anti-media sentiments publicly expressed by the party. Read more
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