Stratcom labels for journalists are 'incredibly dangerous' - Sanef

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The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) says it is concerned about the increasing use of the term "Stratcom" to describe journalists.

"In the past few weeks, the ANC and EFF have both referred to journalists these parties disagree with as supposedly belonging to 'Stratcom'. In the most recent case, the ANC issued a statement labelling Pieter-Louis Myburgh 'Stratcom' for writing his book on [ANC secretary general] Ace Magashule," Sanef said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Sanef had strongly condemned the "violent disruption" at the launch of Myburgh's book, at Exclusive Books in Sandton on Tuesday evening.

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