Africa

Protesters rally outside South Africa's state broadcaster

  • Protesters with mouths taped shut in Johannesburg, Friday July 1, 2016, as journalists and members of the public demonstrate outside the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) headquarters in solidarity with three SABC journalists who were suspended for expressing their concerns about editorial policy amid allegations of newsroom censorship. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) .

    Protesters with mouths taped shut in Johannesburg, Friday July 1, 2016, as journalists and members of the public demonstrate outside the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) headquarters in solidarity with three SABC journalists who were suspended for expressing their concerns about editorial policy amid allegations of newsroom censorship. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) .  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters with mouths taped shut in Johannesburg, Friday July 1, 2016, as journalists and members of the public demonstrate outside the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) headquarters in solidarity with three SABC journalists who were suspended for expressing their concerns about editorial policy amid allegations of newsroom censorship. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) .

    Protesters with mouths taped shut in Johannesburg, Friday July 1, 2016, as journalists and members of the public demonstrate outside the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) headquarters in solidarity with three SABC journalists who were suspended for expressing their concerns about editorial policy amid allegations of newsroom censorship. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) .  (The Associated Press)

  • A protester has her lips taped in Johannesburg, Friday July 1, 2016, as journalists and members of the public demonstrate outside the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) headquarters in solidarity with three SABC journalists who were suspended for expressing their concerns about editorial policy amid allegations of newsroom censorship. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) .

    A protester has her lips taped in Johannesburg, Friday July 1, 2016, as journalists and members of the public demonstrate outside the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) headquarters in solidarity with three SABC journalists who were suspended for expressing their concerns about editorial policy amid allegations of newsroom censorship. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) .  (The Associated Press)

Journalists have protested outside the headquarters of South Africa's state broadcaster against what they allege is censorship in its news reporting.

Protesters on Friday marched to the Constitutional Court to deliver a complaint about what they say is the illegal conduct of management at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Some put tape over their mouths to symbolize the alleged lack of media freedom.

South African media say the protesters object to the suspension of three SABC employees who wanted to cover a protest outside the state broadcaster's offices last week.

SABC also barred its journalists from broadcasting footage of rioting last week in some parts of the capital, Pretoria.

SABC head Hlaudi Motsoeneng has denied censorship allegations.