|The 1990 reforms and the alternative media in South Africa|
|Written by Louw, P Eric & Tomaselli, Keyan|
The 1990 reforms and the alternative media in South Africa
By P Eric Louw and Keyan Tomaselli
The alternative press, which contributed so much to the struggle against apartheid in the 1980s, found itself unprepared for a new role in the freer media environment after the lifting of the State of Emergency in February 1990. P Eric Louw and Keyan Tomaselli report on the financial, organisational and political difficulties now threatening the existence of the alternative press in South Africa.