Tag: media freedom
The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is setting a precedent when it comes to press coverage of a criminal trial: never before has there been such interest in a court matter in South Africa. That reporters are allowed to live tweet from court, that cameras are allowed to film in the court building are big steps towards a more transparent, freer media.
Zapiro is known for his provocative cartoons, and although these have sown controversy in the past, his determination to uphold the right to freedom of expression has won him a major international prize for media bravery, the Freedom to Publish Award.
• SA celebrates media freedom