The South African National Editors’ Forum has called on society to protect reporters after the attack on an eNCA crew in Khayelitsha. News24 quotes Sanef as saying that by protecting reporters, people become empowered because a journalist goes to dangerous places to gather important information. “The protection of journalists and their safety is a protection and preservation of media freedom,” Sanef said, “journalists must report the news without fear of political reprisal, intimidation by communities or attacks by criminals”. The organisation further called on law enforcement authorities to bring the perpetrators to book.