Arriving at a Sadly Familiar Crossroads

March 2011
Nieman Reports;Spring2011, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p50
The article discusses the plight of investigative journalism in South Africa. Since the end of apartheid in 1994, the South African press has accomplished little progress in terms of fighting corruption. The article notes an attempt by the African National Congress (ANC) to criminalize irresponsible journalists through a media tribunal and the enactment of a new Protection of Information law that will protect government information from media scrutiny. Stories of corruption in South Africa have focused on multi-million dollar deals by politicians. INSET: The Shady Dash for World Cup Cash.


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