Office of the Press Ombudsman

 
Media freedom too easily taken for granted
Media freedom too easily taken for granted
The understanding of media freedom and freedom of expression that some South African political party officials and civil servants promulgate ought...
ANC takes City Press to ombud over 'We don't need white votes' report
ANC takes City Press to ombud over 'We don't need white votes' report
The ANC says it is heading to the Press Ombudsman over a City Press front-page report, titled 'We don't need white votes'....
Editorial: Our power rests on the truth
Editorial: Our power rests on the truth
Why do we do what we do? In short, it’s to hold power to account and to question how the status quo affects your life. Trustworthy information is...
Press Council appoints new executive director
Press Council appoints new executive director
The Press Council of South Africa (PCSA) has announced that Latiefa Mobara has been appointed as its new executive director.
Ombud okays media naming high-profile, probable gender-harm perpetrators
Ombud okays media naming high-profile, probable gender-harm perpetrators
In a precedent-setting case, press ombud Johan Retief this week created a new set of rules under which the media may, under certain conditions,...
Shake-up lends irony to press ombud's award
Shake-up lends irony to press ombud's award
This is a big week for the office of South Africa's press ombudsman, what with the release of the Press Freedom Commission's long-awaited report on...
Press ombud confirms rise in newspaper complaints
Press ombud confirms rise in newspaper complaints
There was a 70% increase over the last three years in the number of complaints about incorrect or unethical newspaper reports, the Press Council's...
South Africans don't complain much, press commission told
South Africans don't complain much, press commission told
The number of complaints to the press ombud in South Africa is relatively low, Jane Duncan of Highway Africa said at the Press Freedom Commission...
Youth league slams 'toothless' press ombud
Youth league slams 'toothless' press ombud
The ANC Youth League called the press ombudsman "toothless" and "pathetically useless" on Tuesday after he refused a request to investigate how two...
Call to stop 'meaningless journalism'
Call to stop 'meaningless journalism'
"Let's stop meaningless journalism."

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