Wednesday, November 28, 2007

COSATU expresses concern over SABC rights of ANC Conference

By Henry Booysen
28 November 2007

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has expressed their concern with regards to the South African Broadcasting Commission gaining exclusive rights to the ANC conference in Polokwane in December.

Besides having the exclusive rights to provide a television feed from the conference, COSATU doubts whether the SABC can be relied upon to provide objective and politically free coverage of the conference, especially with regards to the leadership battle.

“COSATU appeals to the ANC to review its decision and open up the conference to all bona fide media organisations,” says COSATU national spokesperson Patrick Craven

The SABC were unavailable for comment.


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