Press Freedom Commission

 
Power to the people and readers
Power to the people and readers
The Press Freedom Commission last week released recommendations for transforming the office of the Press Council of South Africa.
Commission's report smacks of cheap political compromise
Commission's report smacks of cheap political compromise
I have nothing but respect for retired Chief Justice Pius Langa, so the fact he has lent his name to the report and recommendations of the Press...
Towards a free, responsible press
Towards a free, responsible press
"It takes everyone out of their comfort zones." So said Gwede Mantashe, the ANC's secretary general, in response to proposals for substantial...
Press Freedom Commission report welcomed
Press Freedom Commission report welcomed
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has welcomed the principles embodied in a report released by the Press Freedom Commission (PFC).
Media tribunal rejected, but major press reforms mooted
Media tribunal rejected, but major press reforms mooted
The Press Freedom Commission has recommended a new regulatory regime for newspapers involving more public participation and a hierarchy of...
Shake-up lends irony to press ombud's award
Shake-up lends irony to press ombud's award
This is a big week for the office of South Africa's press ombudsman, what with the release of the Press Freedom Commission's long-awaited report on...
Fines on the cards for errant newspapers
Fines on the cards for errant newspapers
A new regulatory regime is imminent for South Africa's newspapers and there is a strong likelihood that independent policing will replace industry...
Press hearings raise questions
Press hearings raise questions
As the dust settles after last month's Press Freedom Commission hearings, major questions persist about the ANC's proposed media appeals...
Press ombud confirms rise in newspaper complaints
Press ombud confirms rise in newspaper complaints
There was a 70% increase over the last three years in the number of complaints about incorrect or unethical newspaper reports, the Press Council's...
BC parties want free press
BC parties want free press
When the Socialist Party of Azania's (Sopa) president, Tiyani Lybon Mabasa, got up to speak at the Press Freedom Commission hearings in Braamfontein last week, he prefaced his words along the lines of "It's been a long time since you last saw us in the press and it's not a...
Media self-regulation is ideal
Media self-regulation is ideal
The most remarkable thing about the ANC's input at hearings of the Press Freedom Commission this week was not its determination to create a media...

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