Charge a re­lease

Cape Times - - OPINION -

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to the Cape Times on hav­ing your jour­nal­ist­con­tent provider se­lected for the Train­ing Course for Young African Jour­nal­ists in Cairo.

It is heart­en­ing to read that the course’s aim is to bring jour­nal­ists to­gether to bridge the con­ti­nent’s di­vide.

We read that this course is co-or­gan­ised by Egypt’s Supreme Coun­cil for Me­dia Reg­u­la­tion. One supreme method of Egypt “reg­u­lat­ing” its me­dia is that one Al-Jazeera TV jour­nal­ist has been de­tained with­out trial for over 10 months. Al-Jazeera re­minds all view­ers of this ev­ery night in its 8pm world news­cast.

It is over­due that we have, for ex­am­ple, a Cape Times edi­to­rial on the time-hon­oured slo­gan of “charge or re­lease”, and that the Union of African Jour­nal­ists and other me­dia trade unions take up this case be­fore it en­cour­ages other po­lice states to do the same. Keith Gottschalk Clare­mont

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