Press Council of South Africa

The primary aim and objective of the Council they will be joining is to promote and to develop ethical practice in journalism and to promote the adoption of and adherence to those standards by the South African print and online media.

The eight public representatives will join eight media representatives in the Council chaired by a retired judge.

The 10 public representatives in the Panel of Adjudicators will join eight media representatives in a pool from which the Ombud or the Chair of Appeals may draw to sit with them when they adjudicate in complaints about journalistic ethics from the public against publications that subscribe to the Code of ethics and conduct for South African print and online media.

Successful applicants will be of high standing and integrity, with a strong interest in the media, subscribe fully to the principles of free media and the Code of ethics and conduct for South African print and online media and shall act in the furtherance of the aims and objectives of the Press Council. They shall not be in the employ of the media.

Applicants must be citizens of and permanently resident in South Africa, be aged at least 21 years old, and committed to the values underpinning the South African Constitution, as well as the Code of ethics and conduct for South African print and online media.

Any person who has a financial interest in the media, occupies a seat in a local, provincial or national legislative body or is an office-bearer of a political party or movement or is in the employ of the public service is not eligible.

A nomination must be accompanied by a letter from the nominee accepting the nomination.

These part-time positions are for a renewable term of five years.

Closing date: Close of business - Day 5, 2017

Applications and nominations to be sent to Millicent Gumede,

Tel: 011 484 3612 | Cell: 071 868 3477 | [email protected] or

Burnside Office ark, Building no 8, 410 an - Jan Smuts avenue, Craighall - Park.

www.presscouncil.org.za

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