Published 27 June 2020 by Dr Iqbal Survé
Freedom of the press is roughly defined as having the ability to use various channels – print, digital and broadcast – to convey information, opinion and news, without the interference from the governing state. In other words, no government shall control what media can and cannot say save for, in this country, what is held in our Constitution as hate or racist speech.
For true media freedom to exist, there needs to be a balance of viewpoints – from all sides. The good, the bad and the ugly, the rich and the poor, educated or not, ill or healthy, all races and cultures and even the animal kingdom, all deserve to have their voices heard.