Freedom of speech in South Africa was dealt a serious blow recently by a decision to centralise editorial control of all SABC radio talk shows. The blanket directive covers content related to political issues and governance and has caused an uproar by many media activist groups in the country. For now, the public have little choice but to hope that any political meddling will be exposed through alternative channels.
The articles in this section of NewsGame covers the news and its social impact. Whether it's sensitivity around reporting, the ethical issues around journalism, catering for the disabled, or macro social issues like freedom of speech, both broadcasters and news publishers are constantly under pressure to think about the broader effects of their industry.