Journalism Under Fire
This week on The Renegade Report the hosts are joined by Tim Flack, a close friend of recently deceased journalist Suna Venter. Tim gives extensive detail into the horrific circumstances which likely led to her death, including instances of harassment, assault, and kidnapping involving Suna and the other #SABC8 journalists. Ms Venter's past reporting in Syria and Yemen are brought up, further highlighting the courageous journalist she was. Roman expresses his deep discomfort with the notion that journalists are intimidated in a liberal democracy, and Jonathan questions why Suna's predicament was not more widely reported and paid attention to by the police. The discussion also explores the triumphs and failures of the mainstream media and the criticism it receives as a result.