Articles for Ombud Watcher

Complaint against Daily Maverick Steinhoff stories dismissed

Former reserve bank employee complained his side of the story was not given, but declined to give his side of the story


Law | 12 July 2024

News24 vs Sunday Independent: a look at the Press Ombud’s ruling

Opinion may be “extreme, unjust, unbalanced, exaggerated and prejudiced” but it must be “honestly-held … without malice, on a matter of public interest on facts that are true”.


Law | 18 June 2024

Western Cape separatist loses complaint against Daily Maverick

A ruling by the Press Ombud has helped clarify clauses about fact versus opinion in the Press Code


Law | 9 May 2024

Kaizer Chiefs vs Sunday World: Press Ombud rules against headline

Editors may feel that rulings like this tie their hands when it comes to punchy headlines


Law | 29 April 2024