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Discredited, threatened, attacked: challenges of covering South Africa’s election in the digital age

1 July 2019, Committee to Projects Journalists, Angela Quintal

SANEF developed an election portal where journalists could report threats and intimidation online. It received zero complaints, said executive director Kate Skinner. A platform to fight digital disinformation created by the Electoral Commission, in partnership with Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), included a section for journalists to report online harassment, no complaints were filed through the portal, said MMA director William Bird.

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