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Simeon Gready: An over-the-top regulation policy

Simeon Gready: An over-the-top regulation policy

Index on Censorship youth advisory board member Simeon Gready explains why he thinks proposed regulations have huge implications for freedom of expression in South Africa

Raymond Joseph: South Africa’s camera-shy police target journalists

Raymond Joseph: South Africa’s camera-shy police target journalists

Despite high-level meetings between media and the police’s top brass, who say that such actions are not condoned, incidents of journalist harassment continue to occur

South Africa must support novelist Zainub Priya Dala

South Africa must support novelist Zainub Priya Dala

Index calls on South Africa's government to protect the right of individuals to freedom of expression guaranteed by the country's constitution. Further, South Africa must provide protection for Dala.

From drones to floating smartphones: how technology is helping African journalists investigate

From drones to floating smartphones: how technology is helping African journalists investigate

Data journalist Raymond Joseph reports on how low-cost technology is helping African newsrooms get hold of information that they couldn't previously track

In memory of Nadine Gordimer

In memory of Nadine Gordimer

Index remembers the Nobel and Booker Prize winning author, activist and long-time Index supporter

South Africa’s new “ministry of propaganda” aims to control free flow of information

South Africa’s new “ministry of propaganda” aims to control free flow of information

The new ministry of communication seems a direct intervention to stem negative publicity for President Jacob Zuma and the ANC, Christi van der Westhuizen

South Africa: From glory to uncomfortable glare

South Africa: From glory to uncomfortable glare

Olympic glory has melted in the glare of media attention shining a spotlight two athlete's most intimate moments. Firdose Moonda reports

South Africa: ANC ahead in media coverage as country votes

South Africa: ANC ahead in media coverage as country votes

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has received an overwhelming majority of media coverage ahead of the country’s fifth democratic election which is it expected to win. Firdose Moonda reports

Independent News becomes an oxymoron in South Africa

Independent News becomes an oxymoron in South Africa

In what seems like a purge, South Africa’s Independent News and Media (INM) group is shedding many of its foremost journalists and commentators. Simultaneously, the company’s newspapers have stepped up coverage of the personal ruminations of its new chairperson, Dr Iqbal Survé. Christi van der Westhuizen reports

China marks Mandela’s death with no mention of “freedom” or “democracy”

China marks Mandela’s death with no mention of “freedom” or “democracy”

Chinese coverage of Nelson Mandela’s death has reflected the government's new-found sympathy for Maoism, its rejection of democracy and its long-standing sensitivities over Tibet and Taiwan. Alastair Sloan reports

South Africa: Cape Times in crisis as editor fired after corruption story

South Africa: Cape Times in crisis as editor fired after corruption story

The sacking of a renowned journalist has sent shockwaves through the grieving country's media. Christi Van Der Westhuizen reports

Father of the Rainbow Nation

Father of the Rainbow Nation

This is the moment to remember massive changes in South African life that are Nelson Mandela’s legacy says Rachael Jolley

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