National Press Club on reports about closure of some titles in Media 24 stable

The National Press Club is shocked and saddened to learn from media reports of an impending closure of several Media 24 mainstream print publications, including City Press, Rapport, Beeld, and Daily Sun.

Media24 was contacted by the National Press Club, but the company’s response did not provide any clarity.

The National Press Club believes strongly that a robust media environment is central to a thriving democracy, and that diversity in our media landscape is what makes our media agile and competitive.

Should there be any truth in the reports, it would be sad for our journalism and democracy.

As a body that represents a wide variety of practitioners in the media and communications space, we would urge Media 24 to engage its staff, many of whom are our members.

The NPC calls on Media 24 to share information about this matter and to save titles and jobs as far as possible and where unavoidable, to follow a fair process to limit the anxiety among staff.

Issued by National Press Club

For Media Inquiries
Contact: Mr Albi Modise – NPC Exco Member/ Public Relations Officer Phone: +27 83 490 2871