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SaftueNCA reports that, pointing out that an attack on journalists was an attack on South African citizens, the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) have called for the protection of journalists.  

"The intimidatory pickets outside an editor’s home ... is an attack not just on individuals but on all media outlets and on every South African’s constitutional right to freedom of expression and to share information and opinions," Saftu said.  "The PAC strongly condemns the thuggish behaviour displayed by populists and defenders of certain family empires," the party said.  Last week, Black First Land First (BLF) picketed outside the house of Peter Bruce, editor-at-large of the Tiso Blackstar media group, demanding that he should cease writing about the Gupta family.  BLF later issued a list of other journalists it would target.  On Wednesday, the SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) applied for an urgent court interdict to stop the BLF from intimidating journalists.

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • Read too, Sanef files interdict application against BLF, at SABC News
  • And also, Saftu slams media harassment, at The Citizen
  • As well as, BLF will continue protests against journalists who ‘tarnish black people’, at City Press

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