EFF media outlets ban is against freedom of expression - Sanef
The South African Editors' Forum (Sanef) is urging the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to include a diversity of journalists at its elective conference.
News24 has reported that the party has denied access to journalists from Daily Maverick, Scorpio, amaBhungane, Rapport and Caxton publications and several others.
Speaking to Joanne Joseph, Sanef executive director Kate Skinner says the action by EFF is counter to freedom of speech.
We see this is problematic it is actually counter to freedom of expression and that's a constitutional principle.Kate Skinner, Executive Director - South African Editors Forum
Citizens are not going to get that wonderful 360-degree review of what is happening at that conference if you don't have all those media groupings there.Kate Skinner, Executive Director - South African Editors Forum
The EFF has gone out to exclude the media houses that they feel have been critical of them and we think that's a huge problem.Kate Skinner, Executive Director - South African Editors Forum
SANEF has learnt that the EFF has denied access to journalists from Daily Maverick, Scorpio, amaBhungane, Rapport and Caxton publications, among several media outlets. https://t.co/mMsYGXCXiW— SANEF (@SAEditorsForum) December 13, 2019
SANEF is not convinced by the EFF’s argument that the reason it excluded some journalists is due to lack of space at NASREC. We know that some media houses received several accreditations. https://t.co/mMsYGXCXiW— SANEF (@SAEditorsForum) December 13, 2019
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