Black Wednesday: Sanef says journos must be protected from social media attacks
In commemorating the 44th anniversary of Black Wednesday, a day set aside to reflect on and discuss media freedom, the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) says journalists should be protected from cyber-bullying and severe attacks on social media.
On 19 October 1977, the apartheid government banned independent media in an attempt to hide gag the media from reporting about the brutal acts of the regime. In particular, The World and Weekend World were banned. The editor of The World, Percy Qoboza, who became the editor of City Press in 1984, was taken into detention along with other journalists (GCIS).
Sanef executive director Reggy Moalusi has more.
Attacks on journalists are continuing. This week we saw an eNCA news crew being attacked in Khayelitsha. We also saw Samkele Maseko being atacked. It is attack after attackReggy Moalusi, Executive director - Sanef
It is ironic that in 2021, 44 years since the tragic events of 19 October 1977 Black Wednesday, when scores of journalists & black consciousness leaders were detained & banned by the apartheid regime, that journalists in our country are again under attack, this time by criminals. https://t.co/dbwq1Hnm2I— SANEF (@SAEditorsForum) October 19, 2021
Local media has done quite incredibly well especially in fighting misinformation on COVID-19.Reggy Moalusi, Executive director - Sanef
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