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sacpNews24 reports that the SA Communist Party (SACP) on Saturday slammed recent incidents of journalists being threatened, declaring these a sign of prejudice in South Africa.  

The party said in a statement:  "The South African Communist Party unequivocally condemns intimidation, trolling or online harassment of journalists.  The list of the media practitioners who have recently been isolated, intimidated and/or threatened, exposes the nasty fight back … as also racist, chauvinist and sexist."  The SACP noted that, among other social media forums, Facebook and Twitter had already seen a rise in threats and incitement made against journalists – particularly in the wake of the state capture commission.  It listed those who had experienced intimidation as including Talk Radio 702 host and eNCA analyst Karima Brown, Daily Maverick investigative reporter Pauli van Wyk, Tiso Blackstar's associate editor Ranjeni Munusamy and News24 Editor-in-Chief Adriaan Basson.  Last month, the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) vowed to take steps following attacks on journalists by EFF leader Julius Malema and other party members who identified specific journalists whom he accused of protecting Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

  • Read the full report on this story at News24
  • Read the SACP’s press statement at SACP News
  • Read too, News24 editor-in-chief lays charges against EFF supporter after death threat, at News24

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