A Critique Of The Media Is Not Automatically An Attack On Media Freedom

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- thedailyvox.co.za | 3 months ago

COMMENTDreams of Smart Cities, mass retrenchments, young people in cabinet and National Assembly, growth for the Economic Freedom Fighters and the emboldenment of the right as seen in the rise of votes for the Freedom Front Plus.

These are just some of the outcomes emanating from this year’s general elections. Now that the dust is settling after a fiercely contested election season, I find it prudent that we reflect on the relationship between the media and political actors in South Africa.

And dispel of the notion that a critique of the media is sine-qua-non to an attack on media freedom, writes KHANYISA MELWA.

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