02 September 2013
The Democratic Alliance has written
to the Chairperson of the Interim Board of the South African Broadcasting
Corporation Ellen Tshabalala, requesting that she intervene to ensure that
Acting Chief Operating Officer does not implement a policy that 70% of SABC
bulletins are happy news.
DA MP of Communications Marian Shinn
said truthfulness; accuracy and fairness are what the SABC should be aspiring
to and not artificial construct of happiness.
Shinn said this is strictly on the
light of general election coming up next year and seems to indicate that the
SABC will not be adhering to its charter of using news value in its covering of
She added that the COO needs to be put
in line by the board to ensure that he does not innovate policies of his own
and stick to the policies of the SABC.
Labels: SABC board called to put the COO in line