Journalists and members of the public have ambarked on a protest in solidarity with South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), who have been suspended for expressing their concerns regarding editorial policy.
Senior journalists Busisiwe Ntuli, Krivani Pillay and Jacques Steenkamp were charged after writing a letter to SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. In the letter, they request an urgent meeting with him to seek clarity on the public broadcaster's editorial policies.
702's John Robbie spoke to EWN Group Editor-in-Chief, Katy Kganyago, about the what they hope to achieve with the #BlackFriday picket
The march commenced from Auckland Park outside the SABC campus, it ends at Constitutional Court.
Listen to the interview below:
A free media is very closely-linked to a free, functional and prosperous democracy. We need to stand up against what is happening at the SABC.— Katy Katapodis, EWN group editor-in-chief
It can't continue, it has to stop. The SABC is a public broadcaster and has a very serious responsibility.— Katy Katapodis, EWN group editor-in-chief
It's fighting for the SABC, it's fighting for the soul of the organisation, it's fighting for media freedom, it's fighting for the journalist to report freedly and faily without fear.— Katy Katapodis, EWN editor-in-chief