South Africa Political Orientation
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Leader: President Cyril Ramaphosa
Political Party: African National Congress (ANC)
Political Position: Center-left /African Nationalism
World Press Freedom Rank: South Africa 35/180
According to Reporters without Borders, “Press freedom is guaranteed but fragile” in South Africa.
Media Ownership and Government Analysis
The Government does not directly subsidize the media, however in 2003, the Government established The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) in order to assist major print and broadcasting companies by providing grants. Additionally, all the prominent daily newspapers are owned by the four largest media firms, leading to pro-corporate bias.
Last Updated on March 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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