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24 June 2017 22:54 (South Africa)

SA 38th in media freedom index

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

On Wednesday morning the organisation Reporters Without Borders released its world press freedom index, with Finland, Iceland, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland tying for top spot. South Africa is sitting in 38th position, having slipped five places from its 2009 ranking.The report stated that the fall was largely owing to the attitude of the ANC towards the press.  Read more: Full RSF report

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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