Postponed briefing by the Deputy Minister of Police

The National Press Club has received media enquiries about the planned briefing by the Deputy Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula, that was scheduled for Wednesday, 4 November 2009 and the subsequent postponement. We received a request from the office of Mbalula in October to host a briefing. Items…

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SA rises in global press freedom index

South Africa has moved up 3 places on the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index for 2009, released this week. This places the country at 33rd position, ahead of European countries like Greece, Spain, France and Italy. South Africa - which celebrated Media Freedom day on Monday -…

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National Press Club honours ‘Black Wednesday’

“The National Press Club will never forfeit its responsibility to defend media freedom in South Africa. “Media freedom is one of the cornerstones of democracy and this freedom, entrenched in the South African Constitution, should be guarded at all times,” says National Press Club Chairman Yusuf Ambramjee. “It…

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