In this week’s africast we ask what could be done if the government kicks you off the web.
Internet censorship spiked in 2020 and this table from NordVPN shows how concerning that is.
Research firm Citizen Lab says WeChat has been censoring keywords since as early as 1st January.
The FPB Amendment Bill is on its way to becoming law. Online content creators and platform holders should be very worried indeed.
Norway is ranked the country with the most press freedom, while North Korea has the least free press.
State Security Minister David Mahlobo says the government wants to stop the spread of misinformation. Uh-huh.
There’s a new smartphone app that can tell you if there is somebody looking over your shoulder online.
The SABC’s request to Icasa that it be allowed to decide when prime time news is broadcast may have less to do with censorship and more to do with money.
If an online distributor failed to register with the FPB after the Bill has been passed, it would simply block internet access to the service like Steam.
SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has dismissed recent criticism of the public broadcaster as ‘noise’.
The Department of Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, has washed her hands of the recent goings on at the SABC.
The SABC must tell the Labour Court why it should not be liable for legal costs incurred during the case involving four previously dismissed journalists.
Faith Muthambi has finally spoken about the developments at the SABC and contradicted the ruling party.
Although BEMAWU is happy with the decision, it’s concerned about the legal costs incurred for its court application and wants the SABC to foot the bill.
New SABC CEO, James Aguma, has made his stance on the matter between the public broadcaster and the reinstated journalists very clear.
As predicted by trade union Solidarity, the SABC has asked for a postponement of the Labour Court application and the hearing will continue tomorrow.
Media Monitoring Africa has warned the SABC’s management that democracy will prevail.
Afrikaans news reader, Ivor Price, is the latest top SABC employee to tender his resignation citing the toxic environment at the public broadcaster.