Former Constitutional Court, Judge Kate O'Regan, has warned that the media need to be reflexive in applying their important role in keeping society democratic, and that the judicial landscape is working to ensure their freedom.
Speaking at the opening of the Regulations and Rights conference at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, O'Regan warned that media needs to wield its power carefully.
"Democracies are noisy places because of freedom of expression, whereas authoritarian societies are silent. What is slightly disconcerting about South Africa is we get worried by how noisy we are," she explains.
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