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
What exactly is the definition of hate speech and how should it be applied? Press Ombudsman Johan Retief shares his thoughts after the Verashni Pillay appeal. Read more
Allow me to start my talk with a personal story that illustrates our current dilemma: In 1977, I was a guest of the State, detained in Pietermaritzburg under Section 6 of the Terrorism Act.... Read more
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