SABC’s News Strategy Concerns MMA

The call by the South African Broadcasting Corporation for 70 percent of SABC news stories to be positive, raises issues of editorial independence, warns MMA

Rights group, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), says the call by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) acting chief operations officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, for 70 percent of SABC news stories to be positive, raises issues of editorial independence.

The organisation, which calls on the SABC interim board to act immediately and prevent any such proposed editorial interference, describes Motsoeneng’s suggestion as ‘deeply concerning’.

The organisation maintains that whether there is a need or desire for more positive news stories, must surely be driven by the audiences of the SABC.

To read the article titled, “SABC sunshine news strategy 'deeply concerning', says media monitoring group,” click here.

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