OPINION- Pauw ethical breach in opinion piece thre

2022-04-05
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OPINION

The South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) is deeply concerned and disappointed by the ethical breaches in the opinion piece by veteran investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, published by the Daily Maverick last Friday.

This development highlights the bitter struggles of integrity and ethics the media is grappling withspecial_label. SANEF is preparing to hold its upcoming Media Ethics and Credibility Summit in an effort to strengthen media integrity and credibility, and to regain the public’s trust.

These very problematic incidents cause the public to doubt the media’s credibility and further erode the fragile relationship between law enforcement and the media.

Last Friday, Pauw penned a lengthy piece about his apparent arrest and detention by the police at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. He wrote that he was “stunned and dazed when pounced on by police, arrested, jailed and charged with theft” and alleged mistreatment by policeCommences 21 days after entering Step One and when 70 per cent of Ontario adults have one dose and 20 per cent of adults have two. Hospitalization, whom he also accused of stealing his moneyThe Olympics went viral on Japanese Twitter recently.

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