EFF: Sanef Wanted To Portray Us As Violators Of Media Freedom

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- iafrica.com | 3 weeks ago

JOHANNESBURG – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Thursday said the hate speech case by the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) only sought to portray the party as violating media freedom and the rights of journalists.

The organisation was responding to the ruling by the Equality Court, which dismissed the application by Sanef to interdict the EFF from intimidating, harassing and assaulting journalists. The case was brought to the court on behalf of five journalists.

The court found there was no evidence to prove hate speech and incitement of hatred to journalists despite the claim by the five journalists that they were harassed, intimidated and received death threats.

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