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FT.com: British press stays silent on South African press freedom threat

August 23rd, 2010Posted by in Editors' pick, Press freedom and ethics

The FT’s chief foreign affairs commentator criticises the British press for its lack of coverage of a proposed law in South Africa that would pose a substantial threat to press freedom.

The proposed law is a major threat to South African democracy. Yet, I have been struck by the almost total silence of the British press on this subject. Papers that devoted acres of space to the success of the World Cup cannot be bothered to follow up with a report of what’s going on in South Africa now.

Full post on FT.com at this link…

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