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South African EFF party supporters block journalists from covering protest

On June 10, 2021, a group of supporters of the South African Economic Freedom Fighters opposition party harassed and threatened reporter Ayesha Ismail and camera operator Mario Pedro, with the privately owned broadcaster eNCA, while they tried to cover an anti-racism protest in Cape Town, according to video of the incident shared on social media…

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Locals try to gain access to a shop during protests in Atteridgeville, a township west of Pretoria, on June 21. Several reporters were attacked covering protests and looting this week. (Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko)

South African reporters attacked covering protests, broadcaster suspends journalists

New York, June 24, 2014 – The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by media reports that South Africa’s public broadcaster suspended three journalists for opposing an editorial decision not to cover a protest. CPJ also calls for credible investigations into reports that police assaulted journalists covering unrest.

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These South African plainclothes police ordered the photojournalist to delete their picture. (Jan Gerber/Media24)

South African police repeatedly force journalists to delete photos

South Africa is synonymous with crime in the eyes of many–as evidenced by the recent mugging of a TV crew live on camera–but for the press, a more sinister threat to freedom lies in the growing number of cases where it is the police, in flagrant denial of their orders, who intimidate and threaten journalists,…

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