Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

20 August 2010

In light of the media tribunal sham - here's Madiba's views on media freedom

Long-time journo Peter Bruce has posted an item on his Business Day blog which features a speech made by Nelson Mandela in 1994 about, among other things, media freedom.

Read it here: Nelson Mandela's view on press freedom.

It is a good time to remind ourselves of the sacrifices that were made to fight for freedom during colonialism, during apartheid and other times of trouble. We should all prepare to be brave and speak out as we move into the next cycle of repression.

In fact, as with Khoe Chief Autshumato (‘Herrie the Strandloper’), his niece Kratoa, Nelson Mandela, Chris Hani, Ruth First, Lilian Ngoyi, Tecumseh, the Sisulus, Chief Xhore, Steve Biko and the slaves on the Amistad, we may need to do even more than just speaking out? But let's start there.

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