Is digging in the EFF's trash going a step too far?

- | 7 months ago

An exposé into the EFF's alleged hypocrisy and ideology by the Daily Maverick titled "Revolutionary trash sometimes requires trash journalism, literally" has left tongues wagging, questioning if the means of gathering the news was taken "a step too far".

The story published on Wednesday morning delved into hypocrisy and ideology by placing the spotlight on the contents of the EFF's trash following a stay at a Camps Bay guesthouse in the days surrounding the State of the Nation Address (SONA). But did it take things too far?University of the Witwatersrand journalism professor Glenda Daniels is of the view that there is no criminality in gathering information from the trash.

"That's one way of getting information.

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