“City Press” newspaper drops controversial image of president from website
Recent articles in South Africa

Diverse, free and independent media is under severe threat as the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the financial viability of media outlets in the region.

South African journalist Paul Nthoba was forced to seek refuge in neighbouring Lesotho following intimidating behaviour by police in Ficksburg.

South Africa’s newly enacted regulations criminalising the sharing of false or inaccurate information related to COVID-19 have severe penalties, but also have the potential of repressing freedom of expression.