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EFF media outlets ban is against freedom of expression - Sanef

13 December 2019 4:22 PM
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It is reported that the party has denied access to journalists from Daily Maverick, Scorpio, amaBhungane, Rapport and Caxton.

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

Listen to the full interview below...


13 December 2019 4:22 PM
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