Sanef takes action as journalists continue to come under fire

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- news24.com | 3 months ago

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) announced that progress is being made in the Equality Court case it initiated to protect journalists against harassment and abuse.

In a statement, Sanef said it lodged a complaint against the EFF in the Equality Court late last year after a barrage of abusive and dangerous threats against journalists. Sanef approached the court in defence of media freedom and to seek journalists' protection.

In the court papers, Sanef has asked for the following:- The interdicting of the EFF leadership from intimidating, harassing, threatening and assaulting journalists;- The interdicting of the EFF leadership from publishing personal information of journalists on public platforms or on social media or by other means;- The interdicting the EFF leadership from expressly or tacitly endorsing the intimidation, harassment, threats or assaults by supporters or followers, whether on public platforms or on social media or by other means;- An order directing the EFF to publicly denounce the harassment and abuse of journalists; and- An apology from the EFF to the specific journalists listed as complainants in the court papers and an order directing the EFF to publicly acknowledge the constitutionally protected role played by journalists.

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