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Promoting and defending the constitutional right to freedom of expression The Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) was formed in 1994 to defend freedom of expression, to oppose censorship, to promote access to information and knowledge, and to prom...


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"The founding meeting of this Freedom of Expression Institute commits this organisation to all the objects and aims stated in its constitution, but emphasises in particular its constant commitment to oppose ALL forms of censorship and to extend sup...


FXI Work
The Freedom of Expression Institute works in the following programme areas: Freedom of Expression Anti-Censorship Access to Information Access to Media and ICTs To this end, the FXI engages in a wide range of activities that advance the righ...


Our Funders
Freedom of Expression Institute is able to defend freedom of expression and freedom of information through the kind support of a range of donors. We are particularly grateful for the support of the following donors: 


Freedom of Expression Network (FXN)
The FXI is one of the few civil society organisations whose work is directly influenced by our strong connection to community-based organisations such as the Freedom of Expression Network. The Freedom of Expression Network (FXN) comprises of over 20...


Our Partners
The FXI has coalitions with local and international organisations including the Right2Know campaign, SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition, Right To Protest project, IFEX and the African Freedom of Expression Exchange. 


Friends Of FXI
The right to freedom of expression is a constitutional right that protects our right to hold and express an opinion. Friends of the FXI assist the FXI in promoting and defending that right through contributing to the FXI's programmes and activities t...


Programmes
Freedom of Expression Anti Censorship Access To Information Access to Media & ICT


Law Clinic
Through the Law Clinic, the FXI has provided easily accessible legal advice on freedom of expression, including artistic freedom, academic freedom, freedom of the media and the rights of people to gather and protest. The FXI Law Clinic has built the ...


Resource Centre
The FXI has an extensive archive of ground-breaking resources that have had a positive impact on freedom of expression and media policy studies and intervention in the country. Law Clinic Cases Policy Submissions Handbooks Research Training


Resources - Law Clinic Cases
The FXI has contributed to the body of knowledge on freedom of expression in South Africa through cases undertaken by the FXI Law Clinic. The FXI Law Clinic has intervened in over 200 freedom of expression related matters since its inception.  ...


Resources - Policy Submissions
FXI contributes towards the building of a body of knowledge that raises broad public awareness on the right to freedom of expression. The FXI has assisted in developing the legal and policy provisions enabling the exercise of free expression by ...


Resources - Research
FXI research contributes towards the building of a body of knowledge that raises broad public awareness on the right to freedom of expression. The capacity to lobby effectively is backed up by quality research. Past research work has been critical to...


Resources - Training
Through civic education and capacity-building, FXI contributes towards an understanding of the rights and responsibilities related to freedom of expression and access to information. Civic education is vital to the promotion of free expression and ac...


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We are always grateful to receive new supporters and would be delighted to hear from you. If you would like to support us or learn more about our work please contact our team on +27 11 482 1913 or email moleshiwem@fxi.org.za  Make a donation to...


Freedom of Expression
"The new Chapter on Fundamental Rights in our Constitution (as our bill of rights is called) will be like a new toy to politicians, judges and academics alike, who will all doubtless be inspired to experiment with new forms of social engineering in ...


Anti-Censorship
"Freedom of expression is never won; it is always a partial victory because there is always someone somewhere trying to censor, prevent information and maintain power." - Raymond Louw (January 1994).


Access to Information
"At the heart of the conflict in South Africa lies power; and information confers power, control over information is related to control over people's lives." - Professor Mbulelo Mzamane (27 January 1994).


Access To Media & ICT
The FXI is committed to advancing freedom of the media to ensure a diversity of media and promoting the right of all people to communicate. Media freedom is an essential tool in the advancement of open, accountable and transparent institutions. Media...


Projects

FXI discusses freedom of expression with EKFM listeners
FXI discusses freedom of expression with EKFM listeners 


FXN Free State - demanding access to clean water
FXN Free State members exercising their right to freedom of expression to demand access to clean drinking water! https://youtu.be/1m-rrrzGG-k


Hate Speech
Section 16(2) states that the right to freedom of expression does not extend to -  (a) propaganda for war; (b) incitement of imminent violence; or (c) advocacy of hatred that is based on race, ethnicity, gender or religiion, and that constitu...


Right to protest
The right to protest ensures that South Africans are free to express their views on any issue that affects them. Section 17 of the Constitution protects the right to assembly, demonstration, picket and petition - "Everyone has the right, peacefully ...


Anti-censorship
Freedom of expression is never won; it is always a partial victory because there is always someone somewhere trying to censor, prevent information and maintain power." - Raymond Louw (January 1994).


Freedom of the press and other media
Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, which includes - (a) freedom of the press and other media 


Freedom to receive or impart information or ideas
The right to freedom of expression includes the freedom to receive or impart information or ideas as per section 16 (1)(b) of the Constitution. 


News

FXI interview on internet shutdowns
FXI discussing internet service providers shutting down certain websites


Copyright Amendment Bill - comments due Friday 30 June 2017!
Parliament has released the 2017 Copyright Amendment Bill for public comment.  The Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights –  has partnered with the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) in South Africa to facilitate stake...


Free Speech v Hate Speech
FXI SouthAfrica debating hate speech bill with Deputy Minister of Justice on SABC's Rights and Recourse.   


Helen Zille's Right to Freedom of Expression with LEPRO
https://iono.fm/e/441357?autoplay=1


FXI interview on Power FM defending free speech
https://soundcloud.com/powerfm987/thusi-fokane_opinion_zillefying-free-speech-in-south-africa


FXI team on EKFM discussing the right to protest as a form of expression
The right to protest as a form of expression ensures that community voices are heard. The FXI's Siphiwe Segodi and Mpho Tsimane unpack this issue with Mike Mathabathe from EKFM. 


Interview with Tusi Fokane, Executive Director of Freedom of Expression Institute on Hate speech
http://bigthink.com/scotty-hendricks/free-to-hate-free-speech-and-racism-in-south-africa


Tusi Fokane, Executive Director of Freedom of Expression Institute interview
http://ghanabizfinance.com/2016/09/19/dont-touch-our-internet-participants-at-highway-africa-yell-at-govts/


Enzenzeleni community members arrested over water protests
The community of Enzenzeleni, Warden in the Free State is angered by empty promises from the provincial premier, Mr Ace Magashule. The community and members of the Freedom of Expression Network expressed their grievances and demands concerning poor s...


Free expression or hate speech, and what it means for the Jon Qwelanes
https://mg.co.za/article/2016-08-26-00-free-expression-or-hate-speech-and-what-it-means-for-the-jon-qwelanes


DA bars media from Zille's disciplinary hearing
https://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2017-06-07-da-bars-media-from-zilles-disciplinary-hearing/


Enzenzeleni community member's demands answers on their leader's killers
There is one question on people’s lips and that is whether an activist Vusi Mlaba was killed to silence him. This speculation comes after ongoing rivalry between Mlaba and Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. Mlaba was a husband, father...


FXI reaction on Jon Qwelane Hate Speech Judgment
http://www.702.co.za/articles/268977/court-finds-jon-qwelane-guilty-of-hate-speech


FXI weighs in on King Zwelithini's right to freedom of expression on the Constitution:
https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2017-07-31-zulu-king-can-have-say-on-constitution/


Interview on the bill that aims to criminalize racism and hate speech - Sheniece Linderboom, Head of the FXI Law Clinic on Freedom of Expression
http://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/bill-aims-to-criminalise-racism-hate-speech-1969415


Op-Ed: Bringing our copyright laws into the digital era
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2017-08-01-op-ed-bringing-our-copyright-laws-into-the-digital-era/#.WZ7IgT4jHDc


Sheniece Linderboom, Head of FXI Law Clinic on Freedom of Expression
http://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/universities-employ-men-in-black-1970279


Sheniece Linderboom, Head of the FXI Law Clinic on freedom of speech
http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/10729/what-does-the-constitution-say-about-freedom-of-speech-are-there-limitations


Tusi Fokane, Executive Director of FXI on Hate speech
http://bhsinsight.com/3629/uncategorized/hate-speech-or-free-speech/


ANC shows its intolerance: Freedom of Expression Institute
http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2013/01/22/ANC-shows-its-intolerance-Freedom-of-Expression-Institute


Regulating social media will affect 'right to privacy', 'freedom of expression'
http://citizen.co.za/news/news-national/1449009/regulating-social-media-will-affect-right-to-privacy-freedom-of-expression/


Rights and Recourse - Racism - Sheniece Linderboom, Head of FXI Law Clinic
In a speech made at a function of the Jewish Board of Deputies in 2013 then Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Jeff Radebe prefaced this problem by saying the following and I quote. 'Although as a country, South Africa has made enormo...


Freedom of Expression Institute surprised at Zuma's response to Secrecy Bill
The Freedom of Expression Institute is surprised President Jacob Zuma has heeded complaints that the so-called Secrecy Bill needs to be amended. 


Butale defends Zapiro's comic featuring Hindu deity Ganesha
eNCA speaks to Phenyo Butale, former Executive Director of the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI). Butale defends Zapiro's comic featuring Hindu deity Ganesha, saying the public should focus on the discussion, not the vehicle. https://www.youtube...


Freedom of expression must be respected
Phenyo Butale from FXI interview on ENCA  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue0-bxMAciM


FXI on the Freedom of Expression environment in South Africa
The Freedom of Expression Institute outlines the various laws that curtail freedom of expression in South Africa today at the Community Media Reflection Conference. These laws include the Publications Amendment Act which obligates journaist to report...


Justice Factor- NPA Crises Seg 1
Justice Malala talks to ANC member Mayihlome Tshwete and the former Freedom of Expression Institute director Phenyo Butale about the EWN cartoon that was published depicting the voters as ****hols


Speaking truth to power, media, politics and accountability
The 17th Highway Africa Conference, Leanne Mannas speaks to Phenyo Butale, former director at the Freedom of Expression Institute.


Our Funders

Media Defense Fund
Additional years of funding 1992 - 1993


Standard Bank
http://www.standardbank.co.za/standardbank/


Swedish International Development Agency
http://www.sida.se/English/


United States Agency for International Development
https://www.usaid.gov/


University of KwaZulu Natal (Centre for Civil Society)
http://ccs.ukzn.ac.za/


Westminster Foundation for Democracy
http://www.wfd.org/


World Press Freedom Committee
World Press Freedom Committee


Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa
Years of funding 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006


Our Partners

IFEX
FXI is a member of the IFEX network of organisations - a global free expression network connected by a shared commitment to defend and promote freedom of expression as a fundamental human right.  


African Freedom of Expression Exchange
   FXI is a member of AFEX, a continent-wide network which works to promote and defend freedom of expression in Africa.  


Right2Know Campaign
The FXI is a founding member of the Gauteng branch of the Right2Know Campaign. Since the campaign’s conception, the FXI has contributed towards the strategic and operational aspects of the campaign to ensure sustained advocacy against th...


SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition
The FXI is a founding member of the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition, which was conceived to advocate for enhanced quality of service from the SABC. This was in response to increasing threats to the public broadcaster's independence....


Events

Freedom of Expression and artistic expression
Lately, South Africans have been questioning the role of artistic expresson in society, debating the role of art that is seen as provocative. Join Professor Andries Oliphant, a Friend of the FXI, in discussing these reactions and debates. Professor O...


2017 IFEX Strategy Conference and General Meeting
Taking place every two years, the conference is the largest global gathering of free expression advocates.


Coffee and Conversation on Freedom of Expression
Come join us for an informal coffee and a conversation in our boardroom this Friday, the 9th of June 2017. Our Executive Director, Ms Tusi Fokane will be engaging members of the media in an informal conversation to unpack some of the myths and issues...


FXI Comedy Night
Dear Friend of the FXI, Comedy is one of the best examples of Freedom of Expression! Our friends at Parker’s Comedy and Jive have generously donated tickets for the night of Wednesday the 31st of May 2017 to support FXI’s fundraising ef...


Press Freedom Day
Join us in a robust engaging and informative discussion on the current challenges facing media.and its ability to effectively and independently inform citizens. This is an opportunity to celebrate and deliberate on the fundamental principles of pres...


Public Policy Dialogues in Mpumalanga
On the 10th and11th of July, 2013, the Freedom of Expression Institute hosted a series of events in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga under the theme “Promoting free expression and information access for accountable governance”. These events included...


Public Policy Dialogues In Mpumalanga.
On the 10th and 11th of July, 2013, the Freedom of Expression Institute hosted a series of events in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga under the theme “Promoting free expression and information access for accountable governance”. These events include...


SOS & Others v SABC & Others
SOS & Others v SABC & Others


The media under siege
On the 1st September 2016 Freedom of Expression Institute hosted a public discussion on the media freedom of violation in Turkey and differentiate them with media freedom in South Africa. 


Resources

Adrian Sissing and SA News Blog
Two news articles were published on the SA News Blog concerning Mr Adrian Sissing's alleged illegal business practice as a business broker. After the publishing of the two article Mr Sissing sent messages to the author of the articles threatening the...


Afriforum and Julius Malema
Julius Malema, who at the time was the President of the African National Congress Youth League, led the singing/chanting of a former ANC "struggle song" entitled "Dubul'ibhunu" at various public events. Though there was some controversy as to the son...


Freedom Front and SA Human Rights Commission & another [2003] JOL 11698 (SAHRC)
Complaint that Broadcasters flighting a news report disclosing the identity and name of a minor, as well as his HIV/Aids status, without masking the minor's face or digitally fragmenting his image, amounts to a contravention of Clause 38 of the Broad...


Freedom of Expression Institute Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry Copyright Amendment Bill 03 August 2017
Open/View PDF (FXI-Copyright-Amendment-Bill-Presentation-03-August-2017-(002).pdf)


Hate Speech and Freedom of Expression in South Africa


Internet Freedom and Freedom of Expression in South Africa


Johncom Media Investment Ltd. v. M (CCT 08/08) [2009] ZACC 5 (17 Mar. 2009)
This case addressed the constitutional validity of section 12 of the Divorce Act of 1979 (hereinafter, "the Act"), which related to the "publication of information that comes to light during a divorce action." The application was initiated by the own...


Laugh it Off and SAB
This appeal stems from SAB claiming that Laugh It Off had infringed their trademark and more particularly dilution of trademark through tarnishment. Laugh it Off had created T shirts that had a similar mark to those of SAB's brands, however the marks...


Le Roux and Dey
This case concerns a sexually suggestive image created by one of the applicants and distributed by the others. The image involves two male bodybuilders sitting in a sexually explicit manner with the likenesses of the respondent, Dr. Dey (vice princip...


Manuel v. Crawford-Browne (2471/08) [2008] ZAWCHC 13 (3 Mar. 2008)
Mr. Manuel brought a defamation suit against Mr. Crawford-Browne, a prominent campaigner against an arms deal completed by Mr. Manuel in his role as Minister of Finance. The defamatory comments alleged extreme misconduct, including tax evasion and co...


Mazibuko and City of Joburg
In this case, the applicants consisted of residents of Phiri, Soweto, who challenged the City of Johannesburg's policy of supplying six kilolitres of water per month for free. They argued that this policy violated section 27 of the Constitution, prot...


MEC for Education: Kwazulu-Natal v. Pillay (CCT 51/06) [2007] ZACC 21 (5 Oct. 2007)
Sunali Pillay, a student at Durban Girls' High School and a practicing Hindu, wore a small nose stud to school. Her school concluded that she should not be allowed to wear the stud since it was allegedly disruptive and against the dress code. Thereaf...


Media 24 and SA Taxi Securitisation (PTY) LTD
Media 24 published an article sharply criticizing the conduct of SA Taxi Securitisation (Pty) Ltd. and accusing it of, inter alia, "cheating taxi operators." SA Taxi thereafter brought suit against the news source and its editors for (1) general dama...


Monametse/Mokotho Relocated Community
Moshabi Selowa ( FXN Limpopo) contacted us in November 2016 noting the difficulties he was facing from the resoponisble officer in the municipalaity. He notes that the group was attempting to arranage a protest and she was refsuing to release the not...


Ndung'u K.S. (Ed). (2003). The Right to Dissent, Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Demonstration.


NM/Others and Smith /Others (Freedom of Expression Institute as Amicus Curiae) 2007 (7) BCLR 751 (CC)
Three HIV-positive women brought suit against respondents for printing their names in a biography about Mrs. de Lille without proper consent. Applicants' names were published in a report (the "Strauss report"), which was circulated to a number of ind...


Report for the National Conference on Freedom of Expression


S v. Mamabolo
A spokesman for the Department of Correctional Services (Mr. Mamabolo) made a statement insinuating that a High Court Judge had acted improperly by granting bail to a prisoner, who would not be released. The Judge ordered the appellant to explain und...


Seleoane, M. and Duncan, J. (Eds). (1998). Media and Democracy in South Africa
In April 1994 South Africa entered a new era when it held its first democratic elections. Institutions of government and civil society are still struggling to position themselves in this changed environment in spite of the fact that the country's tra...


Smit and 94.7 Highveld Stereo [2010] JOL 26581 (BCCSA)
The broadcaster was accused of perpetuating indirect hate speech by broadcasting a song using the word "moffie." Complainant lodged a suit against 94.7 Highveld Stereo before the Broadcasting Complaints Commission, claiming that it contravened sectio...


Solidarity and SABC
Four SABC journalists had been suspended and then summarily dismissed without disciplinary hearings because of their discomfort with the SABC "Protest Policy." This policy related to the SABC's refusal to broadcast footage of destruction of public pr...


SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AND JON DABULA QWELANE, CASE NUMBER: 44/2009 EQ JHB
The Qwelane hate speech case is underway in the Johannesburg South Gauteng High Court wherein the respondents of the initial case have made an application to the high court challenging the constitutionality of Section 10 of the Equality Act, on which...


The Citizen and McBride
The Citizen 1978 (Pty) Ltd. v. McBride (CCT 23/10) [2011] ZACC 11 (8 Apr. 2011) The Citizen newspaper printed a number of articles, dubbing Robert McBride (the respondent) a "murderer" and "criminal" for his role in the bombing of civilian locales a...


Tom Nkhosi ( Ziwaphi) and Linda Mwale
The Ziwaphi Newspaper published an article on the 22nd of the September 2016. The article was about Mr Linda Mwale and his involvement in awarding tenders as the Secretary of the Mpumalanga Legislature. Mr Mwale through his lawyers demanded that Z...


Tom Nkosi ( Ziwaphi) and The Mpumalanga Legislature
The Ziwaphi Newspaper published an article on the 22nd of the September 2016. The article was about Mr Linda Mwale and his involvement in awarding tenders as the Secretary of the Mpumalanga Legislature. Mr Mwale through his lawyers demanded that Z...


Press Releases

December 13 2016
HATE SPEECH BILL
Open/View PDF (2016-HateCrimes-HateSpeechBill.pdf)


November 03 2016
FXI MOURNS THE PASSING OF JEANETTE MINNIE
Open/View PDF (FXI-MOURNS-THE-PASSING-OF-JEANETTE-MINNIE.pdf)


April 27 2016
FREEDOM DAY: EQUALITY AND DIGNITY ARE FOUNDATIONAL ELEMENTS IN FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Open/View PDF (EQUALITY-AND-DIGNITY-ARE-FOUNDATIONAL-ELEMENTS-IN-FREEDOM-OF-EXPRESSION.pdf)


March 31 2016
The Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) joins celebrations concerning the dropping of charges against 28 students who were arrested outside parliament in October 2015 during a protest against tertiary education high fees in South Africa.
Open/View PDF (STUDENT-ACQUITTAL-REAFFIRMS-THE-RIGHT-TO-PROTEST.pdf)


March 04 2016
The Freedom of Expression Institute strongly condemns the blanket ban from liking , re-tweeting and sharing of hate speech of staff , students and those affiliated with the University of Pretoria.
Open/View PDF (FXI-CONDEMNS-UNIVERSITY-OF-PRETORIA-SOCIAL-MEDIA-BAN.pdf)


October 21 2015
As a response to the on-going protests against fees increases, Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town have filed interdicts that effectively supress the rights of students to protest and quell their freedom of assembly.
Open/View PDF (FEES-MUST-FALL.pdf)


October 16 2015
WHY EQUALITY COURTS ARE NOT WORKING AS THEY SHOULD
Open/View PDF (WHY-EQUALITY-COURTS-ARE-NOT-WORKING-AS-THEY-SHOULD.pdf)


September 08 2015
REGIONAL JOURNALISTS AND ACTIVISTS DISCUSS THREATS TO MEDIA FREEDOM
Open/View PDF (REGIONAL-JOURNALISTS-AND-ACTIVISTS-DISCUSS-THREATS-TO-MEDIA-FREEDOM.pdf)


August 14 2014
The Freedom of Expression Network joined fellow South Africans on 16 August 2015 to commemorate what has come to be known as the Marikana Massacre.
Open/View PDF (MARIKANA.pdf)


July 31 2015
COMMUNITY TV STATIONS WITHDRAW FROM ACT-SA
Open/View PDF (COMMUNITY-TV-STATIONS-WITHDRAW-FROM-ACT-SA.pdf)


August 25 2015
LEARNING FROM TRAGEDY: THE MARIKANA MASSACRE AND THE RIGHT TO PROTEST
Open/View PDF (THE-MARIKANA-MASSACRE-AND-THE-RIGHT-TO-PROTEST.pdf)


August 18 2014
On the 16th of August 2014, the Freedom of Expression Institute joined other civic organizations in a march to commemorate the second anniversary of the Marikana Massacre.
Open/View PDF (ANTI-REPRESSION-DAY.pdf)


August 19 2014
On the 14th of August 2014, the Freedom of Expression Institute hosted a successful Media Symposium on how South Africa can ensure that it regains the status of a free media environment.
Open/View PDF (FXI-MISA-MEDIA-SYMPOSIUM.pdf)


July 28 2014
LAW CLINIC REPRESENTED AT PUBLIC INTEREST LAW GATHERING
Open/View PDF (LAW-CLINIC-REPRESENTED-AT-PUBLIC-INTEREST-LAW-GATHERING.pdf)


July 25 2014
The Freedom of Expression Institute is appalled to learn that the High Court in Mbabane, Swaziland has sentenced Bheki Makhubu, editor of the independent news magazine The Nation, and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko to two years in prison for cont...
Open/View PDF (High-court.pdf)


July 18 2014
The Freedom of Expression Institute is outraged by the decision of the High Court in Mbabane, Swaziland wherein both Bheki Makhubu, editor of the independent news magazine The Nation, and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko were convicted of contempt ...
Open/View PDF (RIGHTS-TO-FREEDOM-OF-EXPRESION.pdf)


July 16 2014
The Freedom of Expression Institute conveys our deepest condolences to the family, friends and those dear to Nadine Gordimer.
Open/View PDF (NADINE-GORDIMER.pdf)


June 26 2014
The Freedom of Expression Institute- FXI is appalled by the Egyptian court sentencing of journalists to punitive jail sentences.
Open/View PDF (FXI-CONDEMS-SENTENCING-OF-AL-JAZEERA-JOURNALISTS-IN-EGYPT.pdf)


June 13 2014
The Freedom of Expression Institute congratulates the Righ2Know Campaign for taking a bold stance against what is evidently a classic case of abuse of power and disregard for the right to protest by the Tshwane Metro Police Department.
Open/View PDF (FXI-CELEBRATES-THE-AFFIRMATION-OF-FREEDOM-OF-EXPRESSION-BY-THE-HIGH-COURT.pdf)


May 30 2014
The Freedom of Expression Institute noted with intrigue the, lambasting of Eyewitness News by the ruling party the African National Congress ("ANC"), following the publication of the cartoon titled "Congress of clowns".
Open/View PDF (Taking_the_freedom_out_of_freedom_of_expression.pdf)


April 25 2014
FREEDOM DAY, 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Open/View PDF (FREEDOM-DAY,-20TH-ANNIVERSARY.pdf)


April 23 2014
SABC REJECTS EFF ELECTION CAMPAIGN AD
Open/View PDF (SABC-REJECTS-EFF-ELECTION-CAMPAIGN-AD.pdf)


April 03 2014
MTN AND VODACOM VS ICASA; COURT GIVES TEMPORARY RELIEF ON THE COST TO COMMUNICATE
Open/View PDF (MTN-AND-VODACOM-VS-ICASA-COURT-GIVES-TEMPORARY-RELIEF-ON-THE-COST-TO-COMMUNICATE.pdf)


March 12 2014
STUDENT CENSORSHIP AT UKZN
Open/View PDF (STUDENT-CENSORSHIP-AT-UKZN.pdf)


June 06 2017
FXI's position on Helen Zille's right to freedom of expression.
Open/View PDF (Zillefying-free-speech-in-South-Africa-6-June-2017.pdf)


June 30 2017
Free speech under threat in South Africa
Open/View PDF (Free-speech-under-threat-in-South-Africa-30June2017.pdf)


March 01 2007
FXI picket outside SABC on Perlman's last day
Open/View PDF (FXI-picket-outside-SABC-on-Perlman--1-March-2007.pdf)


June 10 2008
Civil Society meeting resolves to tackle SABC crisis & form coalition for independent broadcasting
Open/View PDF (Civil-Society-meeting-resolves-to-tackle-SABC-crisis.pdf)


June 01 2011
FXI is vindicated by the ruling of ICASA's monitoring role in respect of the SABC's monitoring of political commentators
Open/View PDF (FXI-is-vindicated-by-the-ruling-of-ICASA.pdf)


March 27 2011
Save our SABC Coalition Submission to NCOP on Broadcasting Amendment Bill
Open/View PDF (Save-our-SABC-Coalition-Submission-to-NCOP-on-Broadcasting-Amendment-Bil1.pdf)


July 06 2011
The Crisis at the SABC
Open/View PDF (The-Crisis-at-the-SABC.pdf)


September 22 2011
FXI Congratulates ICASA on the Appointment of the Complaints and Compliance Committee Chairperson
Open/View PDF (FXI-Congratulates-ICASA-on-the-Appointment-of-the-Complaints-and-Compliance-Committee-Chairperson.pdf)


October 09 2011
Press Freedom Day
Open/View PDF (Press-Freedom-Day.pdf)


June 29 2017
A tragic week for freedom of expression defenders: FXI and FXN mourn the passing of Freedom of Expression Network Chair - Sam Radebe 30 June 2017
Open/View PDF (FXI-FXN-Statement-on-the-passing-of-FXN-Chair-Sam-Radebe-30June2017.pdf)


July 07 2017
AFEX Calls for Immediate End to Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in Africa
Open/View PDF (AFEX-Calls-for-Immediate-End-to-Impunity-for-Crimes-against-Journalists-in-Africa.pdf)


September 20 2017
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION INSTITUTE: PRESS STATEMENT 20 JUNE 2017 DEFENDING THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE SABC IN SOS & OTHERS V SABC & OTHERS
Open/View PDF (SABCPressStatement20June2017FXI-(002).pdf)


September 06 2017
SCORING AN OWN GOAL AGAINST FREE SPEECH - Opinion
Open/View PDF (Scoring-an-own-goal-against-free-speech-01July2017.pdf)


August 27 2017
Gender, Politics and Freedom of Expression: The case of Dr Makhosi Khoza's Facebook Post
Open/View PDF (MakhosiKhozaFBPost-Op-Ed.pdf)


July 03 2017
THE RIGHT TO PROTEST IS CONSTANTLY UNDER THREAT
Open/View PDF (Right-to-Protest-Opinion.pdf)


May 23 2016
PRESS STATEMENT BY FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION INSTITUTE AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION NETWORK
Open/View PDF (SABC-CENSORSHIP-OF-PROTEST-VISUALS.pdf)


Newsletters

FXI's first newsletter
FXI's first newsletter
Open/View PDF (Announcing-the-Freedom-of-Expression-Institute-JanFeb1994.pdf)


FXN NEWSLETTER: KHULUM'UZWAKALE - SPEAK AND BE HEARD
The Freedom of Expression Institute has launched a newsletter as a platform for informing our audience on freedom of expression issues. It also provides FXN members with the opportunity to share their lived experiences around the country.
Open/View PDF (KhulumUzwakale_FXI_Newsletter.pdf)