South African National Editors’ Forum

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Police officers stand outside a court in Free State province, South Africa, on November 13, 2020.

South African journalist Thomo Nkgadima charged with intimidation after photographing mayor’s home

Lusaka, January 3, 2024—South African authorities should drop criminal trespass and intimidation charges against freelance journalist Thomo Nkgadima and ensure that members of the press do not face reprisal for reporting issues of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On December 24, 2023, police in Fetakgomo Tubatse Municipality in South Africa’s northern…

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South Africa judge strikes down gag order against investigative outlet amaBhungane

New York, July 3, 2023—In response to a South African High Court’s Monday judgment striking down a gag order against the amaBhungane Center for Investigative Journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Today’s judgment is a massive victory for media freedom in South Africa and an important vindication of a journalist’s ethical…

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