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Journalism under severe financial threat — SANEF

During the coronavirus pandemic, the news media has never been more important — and yet it is under severe threat. This is according to the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF), which commemorated World Press Freedom Day on Sunday, 3 May 2020, under covid-19 level four lockdown in South Africa. Comments SANEF in a press […]

Tenders: SANEF’s ethics campaign

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) would like to invite event management companies and individuals to bid to manage the following one-day conference and ethics campaign: Background SANEF launched an inquiry into media ethics and credibility in June 2019. It appointed an independent panel chaired by retired Judge Kathleen Satchwell with panelists, Nikiwe Bikitsha […]

Sanef appoints new executive director

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has announced the appointment of experienced media scholar, researcher and activist, Dr Kate Skinner, as executive director. Skinner has over 20 years’ experience in the media industry, including chairing the board of the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI), as a director of Kagiso educational television and, most recently. […]

Sanef concerned as Citizen ed fired

Full SANEF statement The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) is greatly concerned following the dismissal of the Editor of The Citizen, Steven Motale, which was announced by the newspaper on Tuesday, November 29, after he was suspended from his duties earlier in the month pending the outcome of an internal disciplinary process. Furthermore, Sanef […]

Malema’s threat towards ANN7, The New Age — Sanef responds

Sanef statement on Malema’s threat towards Journalists: The SA National Editors’ Forum has noted with concern the dangerous remarks made today by EFF leader Julius Malema threatening journalists employed by ANN7 and The New Age. It is unacceptable for any political party to intimidate journalists and to publicly state that they cannot guarantee their safety. […]

Sanef says Film and Publications Board didn’t consult widely

Sanef statement: Sanef statement on regulation of digital content and the draft policy of the Film and Publications Board The SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has since last year been involved in discussions with the SA Press Council, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters as well as the BCCSA in […]

Sanef condemns Western Cape government for Cape Times decision

Sanef statement: The Management Committee of the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) at its fortnightly meeting today  strongly condemned the directive by the Director-General of the Western Cape, advocate Brent Gerber, to provincial departments to not renew their subscriptions of the Cape Times newspaper. The Management Committee is to send a letter of protest […]

SANEF condemns police attack on journalist outside parliament

SANEF statement : The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) strongly condemns the thuggish behaviour by members of the police who manhandled a journalist outside Parliament and forced him to delete pictures from his camera. Two hours before President Jacob Zuma was due to answers questions in Parliament, Media24’s Jan Gerber was blocked by five […]

Sanef: Shocking, illegal clampdown on freedom of expression in Parliament

Sanef statement: The South African National Editors’ Forum is outraged by the shocking, illegal clampdown on freedom of expression in Parliament during the State of the Nation address on Thursday night. We believe these unconstitutional actions were an attempt by both the legislature and the executive to prevent journalists from telling the nation the full […]

Sanef calls on Parliament for uninterrupted video and audio

SANEF statement: The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) and the Press Gallery Association (PGA) have expressed serious concern about Parliament’s silence regarding requests for guarantees that the broadcasting of events in the National Assembly would not be stopped even if there was commotion in the House. Two weeks ago the two organisations submitted proposals […]

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