Tag Archives: media freedom

no-censorship

SABC protest censorship: thought control dressed up in the guise of respectability

On Friday, 24 June 2016, protestors took to the streets to demand ICASA’s Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) to rule against the SABC and Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s blanket ban of visuals of community protests involving the destruction of public property. Although the ban spoke specifically to visuals of the destruction of public property (as though private

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Parliament Betrayed our SABC

In 1992, when the Campaign for Open Media campaigned alongside the United Democratic Front to demand the demise of the apartheid regime’s release of the erstwhile SAUK to the people, and transform it into an open, transparent public broadcaster, it would be Cyril Ramaphosa who would set out one of the most significant principles underpinning

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When no debate is better than The Big Debate

Last week the SABC canned the second season of the popular current affairs show The Big Debate shortly before its season premiere. It further went on to cancel all rebroadcasts of the first season of the show. The public broadcaster neither made any announcement about this to viewers who had been waiting months for the

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