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Tag: Windhoek Declaration

Transparency a no-go for the Sunday Times

More than a month ago, I submitted my first Promotion of Access to Information (PAI) Act application to make public the 2008 Sunday Times report by the Harber commission. On 3 May, World Press Freedom day, Avusa informed me my application had been denied. While I was not surprised, I remain puzzled. I personally delivered the application to… Read More ›

Avusa refuses access to 2008 Sunday Times report

So. On May 3, on World Press Freedom Day and 20 years on from the Windhoek Declaration, the editor-in-chief of Avusa refused to grant me access to information. Specifically, he has refused to grant my access to information application, where I requested access to a 2008 report about apparent gate-keeping failures at the Sunday Times,… Read More ›

World Press Freedom Day – at Rhodes University

Today is World Press Freedom day, and in honour of that occasion my department of journalism and media studies at Rhodes University has organised two key events: the first is a meeting with the Support Public Broadcasting Coalition to discuss the possibility of an Eastern Cape branch; the second is a panel discussion about the… Read More ›