South Africa: Sanef Notes the Discrimination of Community Media Journalists by Government in ...

SANEF reiterates that all journalists should be invited and be welcome at all public events and that special provisions should be made for community media.

Finally, we note with concern that the exclusion of the community media sector by government reinforces the recent decision by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to ban the Daily Maverick and the investigative units, Scorpio and amaBhungane from their media events. SANEF calls for transparency and accountability to be prioritised by all state entities including political parties in the National Assembly, the Provincial Legislatures and Local Government.

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