Category : South Africa

Contents: The big squeeze

alt informationSpring 2017 contributors include Richard Sambrook, Dominic Grieve, Roger Law, Karim Miské, Mark Frary and Canan Coşkun

Contents: The unnamed

alt informationFormer CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson writes on the damage done when her cover was blown, journalist John Lloyd looks at how terrorist attacks have affected surveillance needs worldwide, Bangladeshi blogger Ananya Azad explains why he was forced into exile after violent attacks on secular writers, philosopher Julian Baggini looks at the power of literary aliases through the ages, Edward Lucas shares The Economist's perspective on keeping its writers unnamed

Contents: Danger in truth, truth in danger

alt informationIndex on Censorship has dedicated its milestone 250th issue to exploring the increasing threats to reporters worldwide. Its special report, Truth in Danger, Danger in Truth: Journalists Under Fire

A global guide to using Shakespeare to battle power

alt informationHitler was a Shakespeare fan; Stalin feared Hamlet; Othello broke ground in apartheid-era South Africa; and Brazil's current political crisis can be reflected by Julius Caesar.

Raymond Joseph: South Africa’s Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill is deeply flawed

alt informationWith the new year comes a new battle in South Africa as critics hit back at the proposed “draconian” Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill they say doesn’t differentiate “between espionage and an act of journalism”.

Ray Joseph: South Africans voice anger at country’s media environment

alt informationThe media does not care about us, they never report things relevant to us and papers are only interested if there is bad news

Raymond Joseph: Activism reawakens in South Africa’s students

alt informationSouth Africa has been witnessing a reawakening of activism among students after a hiatus of almost two decades. For a week, campuses across the country embarked on the biggest nationwide student protests since the birth of the new democratic society in 1994.

South Africa’s “biggest protests since apartheid”

alt informationMany South African universities remain closed as thousands of students protest proposed fee hikes in what is believed to be some of the largest demonstrations to hit the country since apartheid. So far, 29 South Africans have been charged with violent offences as police continue to use heavy-handed tactics. High treason is among the alleged […]

Raymond Joseph: South Africa in danger of losing hard-earned freedoms

alt informationSouth Africa's government is seeking to adapt the country's post-Apartheid Film and Publications Act of 1996 for the 21st century. Raymond Joseph explores the impact on freedom of expression.

Simeon Gready: An over-the-top regulation policy

alt informationIndex on Censorship youth advisory board member Simeon Gready explains why he thinks proposed regulations have huge implications for freedom of expression in South Africa

Raymond Joseph: South Africa’s camera-shy police target journalists

alt informationDespite high-level meetings between media and the police’s top brass, who say that such actions are not condoned, incidents of journalist harassment continue to occur