Thapelo Ndlovu/CPJ Guest Blogger

Thapelo Ndlovu is a journalist, civil society activist, and director of Media Institute of Southern Africa (Botswana).

President Khama has not been a friend to the media. (Reuters)

Why South Africa’s media fight matters to Botswana

For Batswana journalists, news that their South African colleagues are busy warding off a proposed statutory media tribunal from the ruling African National Congress sounds all too familiar. For more than a decade, the government of Botswana has been trying to push a media law that would effectively shift the whole media under state control.This was eventually…

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