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Violence against journalists on the rise in South Africa

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Johannesburg in South Africa
Johannesburg in South Africa Wikimedia/CC/Evan Bench

South Africa’s violent crime rate is notoriously high, with an average of 50 people murdered in the country every day. Journalists are not immune from such violent attacks. In fact, they have even become a target, with a number of cases in just the past few weeks alleging that police officers are complicit in some of these attacks. In this week’s look at the media in Africa, RFI's correspondent Nancy Fleming talks to some of the targeted journalists to find out more.

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