The South African National Editors’ Forum’s (Sanef) Equality Court case against the EFF starts in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Monday.
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Sanef’s Equality Court case against the EFF starts in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Monday.
“Sanef and a number of individual journalists have taken the EFF to the Equality Court to argue that the latter has enabled an environment in which intimidation, harassment, threats and/or assaults on journalists, including the individual complainants in this case, have been tolerated and, in fact, encouraged, creating a chilling effect on freedom of expression, access to information and freedom of the media in the country,” the body said in a statement.
In response, the EFF has argued that it did not know – and has no control over – the people responsible for the barrage of online harassment journalists are subjected to daily.