The arrest and detention of freelance journalist Thomo Nkgadima was an intimidatory tactic aimed at deterring him from reporting on a matter of public interest.
A South African High Court judge grants interim interdict effectively blocking investigative media outlet ‘amaBhungane’ from reporting on business conglomerate.
A South African high court calls former president Jacob Zuma’s private prosecution of prosecutor Billy Downer and writer Karyn Maughan an abuse of process.
Investigative reporter Sithandiwe Velaphi is compelled to go underground, after receiving information that his life is in danger.
South African High Court orders journalist Thabo Makwakwa to return secret documents to South Africa’s State Security Agency.
Alt Advisory cautions that the use of artificial intelligence to build a profile of people based on their personal information is “a central feature of surveillance capitalism, and yet mostly shrouded in secrecy.”
MISA report looks at the respective broadcasting digital migration processes of countries in Southern Africa.
The Mozambican government’s pedestrian approach to the disappearance of Ibraimo Mbaruco perpetuates a culture of impunity that poses great risk to journalists.
During demonstrations sparked by the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma, at least 4 community radio stations were negatively impacted while journalists were robbed or harassed.
The Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs rejects two proposals which could have seen the introduction of electronic voting in the country.
South Africa’s surveillance legislation used to intercept journalists’ communications is declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court.
Diverse, free and independent media is under severe threat as the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the financial viability of media outlets in the region.
South African journalist Paul Nthoba was forced to seek refuge in neighbouring Lesotho following intimidating behaviour by police in Ficksburg.
South Africa’s newly enacted regulations criminalising the sharing of false or inaccurate information related to COVID-19 have severe penalties, but also have the potential of repressing freedom of expression.