The press is “arrogant”, ignorant of the harm it does to ordinary individuals, all powerful and a law unto itself, a handful of members of the public have told SA Press Council hearings over the past two weeks.

The hearings were held in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Durban. Members of the public and civic organisations also questioned why editors were absent from the hearings, as did Press Ombudsman Joe Thloloe and his team.

Read the full artilce by Mandy de Waal in City Press