Shock at ruling against Independent Newspapers

PRETORIA- The National Press Club has expressed its shock at a North Gauteng High Court ruling which interdicted Independent Newspapers (Pty) Ltd “from publishing any information of any individual” within the Division: Crime Intelligence of the South African Police Service (SAPS). The Minister of Police, National Commissioner and…

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National Press Club – Stand up for media freedom

The National Press Club says South Africans must ensure that government upholds the principles of free speech and media freedom. Any laws that infringe on these rights need to be strongly opposed. In a statement marking Media Freedom Day, the press club said that in line with the…

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The National Press Club says no to proposed media tribunal

The National Press Club strongly condemns the media tribunal proposed by the African National Congress. “A government regulated tribunal will amount to media censorship and hinder the media’s right to report without restraint,” says National Press Club Chairman Yusuf Abramjee. “Such a tribunal relates to Apartheid style tactics…

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