https://www.sekunjalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Sekunjalo-logo-300x102.jpg 0 0 Sekunjalo Contributor https://www.sekunjalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Sekunjalo-logo-300x102.jpg Sekunjalo Contributor2020-06-27 13:06:392021-02-26 18:04:39Dr Iqbal Survé: Consider the cost of silence when media freedom is at stake
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.
Excluding any specific sector from the conversation effectively divides and segregates. In a country whose recent history is still healing the wounds of division, having a robust media report across all sectors of business and society is critical to the success of our still young democracy.
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