National Press Freedom Day: South Africa gets the thumbs up

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19 October 2020, 702, Tlou Legodi

William Bird is the director at Media Monitoring Africa and joins The Midday Report on the line.

“In South Africa we are comparatively lucky. We rank around 31st in the world for media freedom. If you consider where we come from this is pretty amazing. There is a lot we can and should very positive about.” William Bird, Director – Media Monitoring Africa

“Of course part of the beauty of media freedom is to consider what we a new democracy we are it’s essential that the freedoms we fought so hard for are retained and that we protect them. At the same time this is a crisis period for the media for journalism the world over. Journalists are expected to do more and more with less.” William Bird, Director – Media Monitoring Africa

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