Threats to Journalism in SA “very real”

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Day 2- #MMAMFW17 Overview

Against the atmosphere of monumental success for MMA and the SOS Coalition with their court case against the Communications Minister, the discussion that took place on Tuesday night still saw the need for journalists & media industry to objectively reflect on how they take their profession forward.

Facilitating the talks was the excellent Bloomberg journalist, Sam Mkokeli, who asked questions that hit home, both with the panellists and the audience.

Perceptions of Credibility – Seen & unseen threats
A common sentiment held by those on the panel was that threats to journalism persist in the country. And these threats come in all shapes and sizes, from physical harassment and intimidation to ownership influence on editorial decisions.

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