Latest articles on World Press Freedom Day

Journalism also facing a pandemic

"When the threats are not physical, they are economic. The pandemic has already had a devastating impact on the media landscape as advertising revenues have plunged."

Editorial: Help defend the free press

'Media ownership is becoming increasingly politicised, further undermining the independence of major broadcasters and titles'

Press freedom: Much to celebrate, but the journey is far from over

Independent journalism is integral to a thriving democracy and we can't lie down whenever those in power would seek to mute it, argues Glenda Daniels.

Journalists in Africa: Unite against tyranny

Eritrean journalist Seyoum Tsehaye has been in jail since 2001. Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais writes to him in solidarity.

World Press Freedom Day to focus on ‘new voices’

A key theme for this year's World Press Freedom Day will be how to preserve and deepen the free speech gains symbolised by the Arab Spring.

So near yet so far: The quest for press freedom in Southern Africa

This year's Word Press Freedom Day provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the progress, or lack of it, made towards attaining press freedom.

UN rights expert hails ‘power’ of internet

A UN human rights expert has marked World Press Freedom Day by hailing the epoch-making power of the internet.

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SABC retrenchment process set to be finalised on Friday

At a portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, developing a sustainable funding model for the SABC was top of the agenda

Slain top cop blamed for not cooperating with police

The widow of Charl Kinnear submitted a petition to parliament to find out why protection services were withdrawn before her husband’s assassination

Zuma not at court to hear his arms-deal trial start date

The former president’s lawyers asked last week that he be excused from appearing in person, although no such arrangements were made for his snubbing of the Zondo commission

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