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March 29, 2010

Is The South African Press Less Free?

This discussion of the South African press under President Jacob Zuma predictably gets into cartoonist Jonathan "Zapiro" Shapiro's work critical of the man, including the troubling reaction that many have had to Zapiro's admittedly harsh and uncompromising acts of expression and opinion. It's hard to track an argument made along the "climate of fear" lines, but this article does a better job than most. Some sort of sign from the top that violence against reporters won't be tolerated, yeah, that would be nice.
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