Media Appeals Tribunal

Blade to print media: ‘Be a nice profession’

SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande said this week that it was time for independent regulation of the print media industry.

Polokwane resolution #9: Media transformation, media appeals tribunal and increased funding for the SABC

As the ANC goes to its elective conference in Mangaung, we look at the resolutions made at the 2007 Polokwane conference. What have they achieved?

Towards a free, responsible press

There is a great deal of important detail still to be finalised, but we should now put the idea of a statutory press commissariat behind us.

Press hearings raise questions

NEWS ANALYSIS: There is little clarity about the form a media appeals tribunal is likely to take.

On Chris Vick and sympathy for the devil

<b>Nic Dawes</b> says the media should not be embarrassed by Chris Vick, who speaks for money and power, and not for "the little people" as he claims.

Press ombud confirms rise in newspaper complaints

The Press Council's Ombudsman has reported to editors a 70% increase over the last three years in the number of complaints about newspaper reports.

Protector calls for press ombud to be more ‘autonomous’

At the Press Freedom Commission hearings, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela called for the press ombud to be "beefed up" and given more autonomy.

‘Clash of paradigms’ as editors defend self-regulation

Newspaper editors have warned the Press Freedom Commission that introducing a media appeals tribunal would be "the death knell of a free press".

ANC: Media regulation should be independent

The ANC still wants "independent regulation" for the media, arguing that self-regulatory efforts are undermined by vested interests.

Cosatu attacks ‘capitalist’ press

But the trade union federation stops short of calling for a mandatory media tribunal.

Broader public called to comment

Commission is embarking on a campaign to elicit debate and is researching possible regulation.

Control disguised as transformation

COMMENT: Parliamentary indaba an attempt to usher in a media appeals tribunal through the side door

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