New Report Focuses on Press Freedom

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 13:48
The Press Freedom Commission recommends a new regulatory regime for newspapers involving more public participation

The Press Freedom Commission has recommended a new regulatory regime for newspapers involving more public participation and a hierarchy of increasingly stringent penalties for ‘journalistic infractions’ culminating in space-related and monetary fines.

Print Media South Africa (PMSA) and the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF), which mandated the research, are expected to accept most of its recommendations.

Commission project director, Matata Tsedu, points out that, "We hand the report to PMSA and SANEF and they will decide what to implement and when after liaising with the press council."

To read the article titled, “Media tribunal rejected, but major press reforms mooted,” click here.

Source: 
Mail & Guardian