Saturday, July 25, 2009

President Zuma gives assurance about freedom of media

By Khanyisa Tabata
25 July 2009

President Jacob Zuma has assured editors that the South African government will promote freedom of expression and media freedom throughout Africa.

It is reported that Zuma met with The African Editors Forum (TAEF) on Friday where he listened to concerns raised by the body on issues of media freedom on the continent.

TAEF requested the meeting to brief the new administration on the challenges currently facing journalists in Africa.

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was also part of the meeting. Issues that were discussed freedom of media and the role of the media.

The minister also addressed the media after the meeting and she congratulated the former City Press Editor Mathatha Tsedu on his appointment as a chairperson for TAEF.
TAEF, is the body that represent the needs of editors and journalists in Africa, has its


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