Zuma: ANC Not Trying to Control the Media

Monday, August 16, 2010 - 15:27
The African National Congress is not trying to control the media through the proposed Media Appeals Tribunal, says Zuma
President Jacob Zuma says the African National Congress (ANC) is not trying to control the media through the proposed Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT), adding that the reports of it doing so are misleading.

In a press statement, Zuma says the MAT is not personal, but it is aimed at advancing the freedoms that are enshrined in the Constitution.

He says the MAT is aimed at ensuring that those who do not have the money to go to lawyers can still obtain protection as they do from the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa.

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