Cabinet in a statement says conversations around the South
African Broadcasting Corporation’s editorial decision not to broadcast images
of violence and destruction should be discussed in a constructive manner.
The editorial change at the SABC has
sparked protests, condemnation from political parties and formal complaints
calling for its reversal.
Communications Authority of South Africa is expected to rule on whether the blanket ban on violence
by the broadcaster is in line with its requirements.
Cabinet says the role
of the SABC as a public broadcaster is vital for the development of South
It says in order to strengthen the
country’s democracy, conversations around the SABC’s latest controversial
editorial changes should be discussed constructively.
The broadcaster says
while it can’t pre empt what decision
Icasa will make on its editorial decision, it has no anxiety as it made the
changes as a form of responsible journalism.
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