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The annual Barry Streek Memorial Lecture was delivered by Press Ombudsman, Pippa Green on June 27 at the Cape Town Press Club. The lecture centered around freedom of the media in a changing South Africa: the role of self-regulation.
The Cape Town Press Club is excited to announce their newly elected 2019 committee.
South Africa’s new Press Ombudsman: How do we keep the media free? The role of self-regulation and the Ombudsman.
Nigel Murphy, a founding member of the Cape Town Press Club and who served as its chairman in the early 1990s, died at his Kenilworth, Cape Town, home this morning, 4 June 2019. He was 82.
The Cape Town Press Club mourns the tragic and untimely passing of Anton Steenkamp, well known Labour Court Judge. Anton was on a long-planned tour of Africa with his wife when he was bitten by a black mamba on Monday, which proved fatal.
Journalist Brendan Boyle, a former chairperson of the Cape Town Press Club, has died in Cape Town after a long struggle with cancer.
Cape Town Press Club News: A flying start to 2019.
Detention by Tanzanian authorities of the South African journalist Angela Quintal and her Kenyan colleague Muthoki Mumo
The Cape Town Press Club condemns in the strongest terms the detention by Tanzanian authorities of the South African journalist Angela Quintal and her Kenyan colleague Muthoki Mumo on Wednesday evening.
International pressure must be kept up on on the United States, of which Khashoggi is a citizen, and on the governments of Turkey and Saudi Arabia to solve the mystery of Kashoggi’s disappearance.
This week, an Istanbul court of appeals upheld the life sentences without parole handed down to four journalists in February this year. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, which regularly conducts prison censuses, Turkey remains the world’s leading jailer of journalists with 73 currently behind bars.
The Cape Town Press Club appeals to the board to do everything in its power to rescue the SABC without axing journalists.
Cape Town Press Club stands in solidarity with Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand after police shut down panel discussion.
The Cape Town Press Club condemns in the strongest possible terms the seven-year-jail sentences handed down on Monday by a Myanmar court on Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28.
Club sets the record straight once again as previous co-chair tilts at windmills in the Cape Times.
The Cape Town Press Club Committee has noted a handful of false, inaccurate and misleading remarks made on social media, some of which were regurgitated verbatim by the Cape Times nonetheless.
Our response to the Cape Times and statements made on social media:
Tony Leon delivered the Barry Streek Memorial Lecture this year. He pondered: "The Mandela Presidency: Beginnings or Ending of Free Space for South Africa?" – Reflections on South Africa's emergence into a free society and lessons for our country today.
Former President FW de Klerk delivered the annual lecture which honours the late Barry Streek, who was a parliamentary reporter throughout the De Klerk presidency.