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
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.
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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