- The South African Communist Party released a statement in which they condemn the recent attacks on journalists
- News24 editor-in-chief recently laid a charge of intimidation against an EFF supporter after a death threat
- This comes shortly after political analyst Karima Brown also turned to the police against an EFF supporter
The South African Communist Party has spoken up about the apparent rise in the intimidation and harassment of South African journalists.
The party said in a statement that it does not approve of the way journalists are targeted and treated, and added it condemns the “intimidation, trolling or online harassment of journalists, including on but not limited to their social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook”.
This unacceptable and anti-intellectual conduct resurfaced recently outside the commission of inquiry investigating the corruption of state capture, and has since been relentlessly pursued in various forms.
Furthermore, the SACP also criticised the incitement and threat of physical or non-physical harm against journalists.
The list of the media practitioners who have recently been isolated, intimidated and/or threatened exposes the nasty fightback, which is pursued under the guise of the so-called ‘superior logic’, as also racist, chauvinist and sexist.
The party called on South Africans to stand together against such behaviour and defend "our national vision of a non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous society.”
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that News24 editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson laid a charge of intimidation against an EFF supporter after the man threatened to kill him.
Just before that, Karima Brown, political analyst, also opened a case of intimidation against an EFF supporter.
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