Thursday, July 07, 2016

ICASA expected to rule on SABC editorial decision saga today

Leonie Pretorius

07 July 2016

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa is today expected to rule on the South African Broadcasting Corporation's  decision to ban the broadcasting of public property being burnt during protests.

Lobby groups lodged a complaint with Icasa over the SABC’s decision which they say amounts to censorship.

As the deadline approaches for Icasa’s ruling, calls for the SABC to reverse the editorial decision have escalated.

Following civil society pickets, marches and petitions, the SABC will today know whether its editorial changes are in line with Icasa’s code of conduct.

The public broadcaster however is adamant its decision not to broadcast violent behaviour at protests is in line with the requirements of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa.



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