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MISA Criticises SADC Over Inequality

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has noted that women are still not being considered as news makers in most countries in the Southern Africa Community Development (SADC) region.

MISA Lesotho national director, Tsebo Mats’asa, says statistics show that women were not still not news makers in the region as such there is need to continue putting interventions that will ensure that women’s voices are heard.

SABC, SAHA Launch TRC Website

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) News and the South African History Archive (SAHA) have launched a new website highlighting the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
 
The unique multimedia web resource brings together video material from the SABC’s Truth Commission Special Report television series last broadcast 15 years ago, the TRC Final Report and other documentation generated by the Commission chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the late nineties.
 

Media Criticised Over Complaints

The Press Ombudsman, Joe Thloloe, has lashed out at some media houses for ignoring complaints about published articles.

Thloloe points out that, "An example of the problems we have with the speed of response is the way The Times ignored correspondence from the Ombudsman's office."

He was referring to an attempt by his office attempted to get the newspaper’s response about a report allegedly biased against the African National Congress, on 12 September 2011 and another from 19 January.

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