Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Vicki Trowler
45 followers
45 followers
About
Vicki's posts

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

An extract of a speech by Mandela to the International Press Institute Congress in 1994: "...A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be bold and inquiring without fear or favour. It must enjoy the protection of the constitution, so that it can protect our rights as citizens. It is only such a free press that can temper the appetite of any government to amass power at the expense of the citizen. It is only such a free press that can be the vigilant watchdog of the public interest against the temptation on the part of those who wield it to abuse that power. "
Wait while more posts are being loaded