Jacob Zuma

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South Africans clash on Twitter over #Zumaspear

June 4, 2012 5:24 PM ET

South African journalist and arts critic Charl Blignaut made what turned out to be an excellent prediction. "Of all the work on show, it's this depiction of the president that will set the most tongues wagging and most likely...

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South African paper harassed over painting of Zuma

May 30, 2012 4:23 PM ET

New York, May 30, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the campaign of harassment and intimidation against a newspaper in South Africa after it published a photo of a painting of President Jacob Zuma more than two weeks ago....

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#ANC100 debate lays bare divisions over South Africa media

January 9, 2012 6:21 PM ET

On January 8, 1912, South African intellectuals--including pioneering black newspaper publishers Pixley ka Isaka Seme, editor of Abantu-Batho, and John Langalibalele Dube, editor of Ilanga lase Natal--formed Africa's oldest liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC), in the Wesleyan...

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Mission Journal: Secrets bill spurs South African press

December 14, 2011 3:41 PM ET

Irrespective of whether South Africa actually implements the most draconian parts of state secrets legislation now under consideration, the media in the continent's most open democracy already feel under threat. The prospect of 25-year jail sentences for journalists publishing...

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CPJ calls on South Africa to drop secrecy bill

December 8, 2011 4:11 PM ET

Johannesburg, December 8, 2011--South African authorities should heed widespread calls to drop a "secrecy bill" that opponents say will criminalize whistle-blowing and stifle investigative journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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With media plan, ANC copies Nigeria's military rulers

September 24, 2010 10:21 AM ET

While South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) discusses the party's proposal for a media appeals tribunal, delegates should take note of a landmark ruling in Nigeria this year in which a High Court judge declared a government-dominated press...

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A lesson for South African media: Look to Kenya

August 23, 2010 5:02 PM ET

The chorus of voices opposing the South African government's proposed Protection of Information Bill and state-backed ombudsman continue to grow. South Africa's Business Day estimates the press produces three articles per day opposing what many journalists see as an attempt by...

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ANC plans taint Southern Africa's press freedom leader

August 23, 2010 12:51 PM ET

As heads of state gathered last week at the summit of the Southern African Development Community, or SADC, in Namibia, their discussions were dominated by the progress of Zimbabwe's precarious power-sharing political agreement, which includes pledges to address a...

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In South Africa, a new struggle for press freedom

August 17, 2010 4:02 PM ET

The South African media is facing its fiercest battle yet with the country's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), over the boundaries of freedom of expression in the 16-year-old democracy. On August 8, 37 senior members of the...

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In South Africa, legislation would restrict press

August 16, 2010 10:02 AM ET

Dear President Zuma: We are writing to express our concern about legislative proposals that would severely restrict South Africa's independent press corps, which is distinguished for its dynamism and professionalism. We call on you as the head of state and leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to ensure that such proposals are either amended in line with constitutional safeguards for freedom of the press and access to information, or withdrawn altogether in the interest of preserving the transparency, accountability, and democracy gained after apartheid.

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