World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


South Africa

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Durban, South Africa on 7th June 2017 ahead of the 69th World News Media Congress, has called on the South African government to ensure an environment that better protects media freedom and the independence of journalists, notably in the face of proposed legislation that threatens a free press.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2017-06-07 16:07

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Durban, South Africa on 7th June, 2017, calls for renewed global solidarity with the South African press in the wake of threats to independent, free media.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2017-06-02 00:22

As technology holds an increasing importance in media houses around the world, the threats that accompany the digital revolution have become paramount. Journalists in South Africa are working to tackle these threats, with the WAN-IFRA Media Freedom Committee recently hosting a two-day digital security training and panel discussion at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2017-04-27 10:37

Journalists, civil society groups and the ruling ANC party have gone head to head with South Africa’s public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), since May, when the broadcaster announced that it would no longer air footage of the destruction of public property during protests. The ban has caused a public uproar, with many accusing the broadcaster – the country’s largest – of censorship.

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Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2016-07-28 10:57

Throughout 2016, WAN-IFRA’s Women in News team members regularly met with Swedish and Norwegian representatives in many of the markets where activities were taking place.

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Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2016-06-22 17:34

As the world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, Kenyan journalists are mourning the loss of media freedoms. Separate events, linked by a thread of democratic values.

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2013-12-06 15:00

The WAN-IFRA Board issues Press Freedom Resolutions to highlight concerns regarding freedom of expression worldwide, and as a call to action from the global newspaper industry to protect press freedom.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2013-10-06 16:12

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting on 6 October 2013 in Berlin, Germany during the World Publishing Expo, calls on the South African Parliament to amend the Protection of State Information Bill and ensure that it contains adequate protection for freedom of expression.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2013-10-03 15:22

Government transparency is crucial to a democratic society and the media plays a huge role in ensuring this mechanism; since the end of Apartheid and the succession of the African National Congress (ANC), South Africa has had an independent press where investigative journalism thrives, uncovering corruption and helping to keep the government accountable.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2011-11-22 11:49

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