The Media Review Network (MRN) is appalled at the level of arrogance displayed by the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) in their threat issued to the Independent News Group today (Friday, 20 November).

In total disregard of media freedom in South Africa, the SAZF, an agent of Apartheid Israel, has threatened to act against the Independent News Group , if it fails to publish privileged correspondence related to warrants of arrest for four Israeli military commanders.

Unlike Israel, media freedom in South Africa cannot, under any circumstances, be held hostage or subverted.

MRN calls on the Independent News Group to dismiss SAZF’s threats with the contempt it deserves.

As an advocacy group mindful of the enormity of the decision by the South African Police Services (SAPS) to arrest the suspects if they dare to travel to SA, we are also confident that the SAZF threats are baseless, and should be ignored.

Issued by:

Iqbal Jassat

Executive Member, Media Review Network

Ph: 083 594 3749

 

Iqbal Jassat

Iqbal Jassat is an acclaimed writer, analyst and commentator and one of the founder members of MRN. His analysis is featured regularly in mainstream and alternate media outlets around the world.