Uncaptured: Journalistic ethics in the era of diversionary retaliation

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- mg.co.za | 7 months ago

Just 18 months later, despite its pivotal role in the defeat of state capture, the South African press is embattled.

Revenues continue to dwindle, and retrenchments have hit newsrooms hard, notably at the Independent group and Tiso Blackstar. To make matters worse, the fourth estate finds itself bludgeoned with lies and threats.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), who had previously opposed the Zuma-Gupta cabal, have launched a crude disinformation campaign against a list of journalists it calls the Ramaphosa Defence Force (RDF).

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