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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Zondo slams ‘money-hungry’ media

The deputy chief justice accused the media of undermining the commission after Sunday newspapers published information from leaked documents

SABC meltdown all too familiar

Are certain board members being pushed out to ensure government control?

Internet access has become a human right, data inquiry hears

Media Monitoring Africa suggested several solutions including free access to the internet at all government sites such as schools and libraries

SABC’s policy still so Hlaudi

Media watchdogs are concerned about inadequate changes to editorial procedures

SABC editorial hearings draw to a close, public submissions extended

The broadcaster’s public consultations on editorial policy have been met with a call to focus on implementing already existing guidelines

What you hear may not be what you SABC

SABC's new policies restricting protest coverage have harmful effects on the broadcaster and SABC viewers, say civil society organisations.

Media ignores ‘citizens agenda’ in election coverage

A report analysing coverage of the 2014 elections has found that the media marginalised important issues in favour of covering party campaigns.

NGOs: Children’s rights forgotten in election manifestos

A number of NGOs have pointed out that children's rights to education and healthcare are not considered an election issue by parties, but should be.

Sunshine moves from weather report to news bulletins

The SABC has hit the sunshine-news campaign trail with its new editorial policies that 70% of the stories on its news bulletins should be positive.

Overhaul of self-regulation on the cards

Sanef is setting up an "eminent persons' panel" to investigate ways to strengthen and reform the print media's self-regulation system.

SABC vs M&G: Watchdog calls for cool heads

The SABC's fight against a ruling on unfair reporting in favour of the <em>M&G</em> could pose a serious threat to media freedom.

Media punishment should be ‘proportionate’

Punishment given to newspapers for irresponsible reporting should be "proportionate" to the harm caused, said Media Monitoring Africa on Thursday.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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