Media freedom remains fragile in South Africa

Franz Krüger, University of the Witwatersrand Four decades after the Black Wednesday crackdown on the media and the black consciousness movement, South Africa is a different country. Freedom of expression is guaranteed in the constitution and a slew of institutions and laws support the guarantee. At the same time, powerful groups continue to seek ways …

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Q&A on press freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa with Jennifer Dunham of Freedom House

Today’s date, May 3, has since 1993 been designated World Press Freedom Day by the United Nations General Assembly.  According to the UN, the theme for 2015 is “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards better reporting, gender equality and media safety in the digital age.” Last week, in a ceremony in New York jointly hosted by the …

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