In with the old as SABC editorial polices scrapped

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has declared the SABC’s editorial policies invalid.

The S.O.S Support Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) had challenged amendments to the SABC’s editorial policies.

They argued that the public broadcaster had failed to publish the proposed amendments to its editorial policies for public comments before implementing them.

Icasa's Nomvuyiso Batyi explains that the SABC had failed to publish a draft of the proposed amendments for comment after the meetings were held.

They hadn't seen the revisions.

Nomvuyiso Batyi, Councillor at Icasa

Batyi advises that several amendments have been removed says that the SABC will revert to its 2004 editorial policy.

Take a listen:

Meanwhile, MMA director William Bird says that the Icasa ruling is another victory for the public.

Bird unpacked the impact of SABC's revoked editorial polices and what is next for the public broadcaster.

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : In with the old as SABC editorial polices scrapped


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