Malema’s lawyer says it’s critique; journalists call it abuse

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Malema’s lawyer says it’s critique; journalists call it abuse

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Sanef wants the EFF to take responsibility for instances of harassment against members of the media.

The actions of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and his supporters has had a negative impact on press freedom, as those who were on the receiving end of the attacks feared reporting on the party or its leader, the Equality Court in Pretoria heard yesterday. “Some of the journalists have toned down their reporting because of the fear that they may be subject to attacks by the (EFF) and their supporters if they report critically on the party,” SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) advocate Daniel Berger said. Sanef and five journalists approached the court to hold the party...


 


 


 

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