Friday, September 3, 2010
STATEMENT BY SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNALISM SCHOOLS
We therefore call on the public and civil society to make their voices heard in rejecting the current threats to media freedom. In turn we undertake to:
• create spaces for debate between the public and members of the media industry about the media’s role in a democratic South Africa;
As a first step towards the above goals, we will work together as South African journalism educators on a colloquium to further address these issues and develop a range of creative responses.
As a constituency that helps shape the value-chain of journalism and its environment, we welcome engagement with others about how best we can contribute positively to the current impasse.