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ANC again calls for media tribunal

The ANC is calling on parliament to accelerate the implementation of the resolution for the establishment of a media appeals tribunal following the suspension of The Citizen editor Steve Motale, it said in a statement. “It is starkly clear that the people

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Sanef cautions on fake news websites

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) says it has noticed an alarming trend of fake news websites publishing inaccurate information under the guise of news. “Sanef notes and strongly condemns Monday’s

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Sanef blasts SABC over protests ban

The SABC’s decision not to broadcast footage of the destruction of property during news bulletins was nothing less than censorship, the South African National Editors Forum said on Monday. The announcement by the SABC that it would henceforth

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Supreme court to hear signal jamming case

Media houses and other organisations challenging the signal jamming during the state of the nation address in February and parliament’s policy on broadcasting have been granted leave to appeal the matter at the supreme court of appeal, an attorney for the applicants tweeted on Thursday

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FPB won’t regulate online media

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has agreed in principle to defer the regulation of online press content to the Press Council of South Africa. In a joint statement from the Interactive Advertising Bureau of South Africa (IAB), the South African

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Parliament’s TV policy questioned in court

Media houses and other parties are asking the Western Cape high court to find that a clause in parliament’s broadcasting policy is unconstitutional and invalid because it does not allow the public to view all activities on the floor. Steven Budlender, for the applicants

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Firestorm over Cape Town newspaper

The South African National Editors’ Forum on Monday said it was appalled by the Western Cape government’s call for all provincial departments to stop subscribing to the Cape Times. “Sanef finds it appalling that the executive committee of the

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Parliament feed: media groups lose court bid

The Western Cape high court on Tuesday dismissed an urgent interim application for an order enforcing uninterrupted audio and a wide-angle shot of the parliamentary chamber during disruptions. Judge Owen Rogers delivered the order within a few minutes

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Move to self-regulate online media

An association that represents many of South Africa’s online publishers has entered into discussions with the South African Press Council to explore the feasibility of a cross-platform news media code of ethics and voluntary editorial content regulatory system

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Media houses in court over parliament feed

Parliament’s policy on the use of a wide-angle shot of the chamber during grave disturbances and unparliamentary behaviour is patently unconstitutional, the Western Cape high court heard on Friday. Steven Budlender, for Primedia Broadcasting, argued that it was the

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