Freedom of expression, of which media freedom is an important dimension, is one of the fundamental rights South Africans secured through the democratic political revolution of 1994. This is according to the African National Congress (ANC) veteran, Dr Pallo Jordan.
Jordan says The ANC has a long track record of commitment to media freedom, adding that in defending a free media, “We are defending the ANC's own rich heritage, the heritage bequeathed to us by those 19th century pioneers.”
He states: “Securing the right of the citizen to express whatever opinion he/she subscribes to, as long as the exercise of that right does not harm others, remains among the objectives all South African democrats should pursue.”
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