SABC Must Justify Protest Ban - ICASA

The SABC has until 21 June to provide ICASA with reasons it was correct to ban footage of violent protests from television screens

The SABC has until 21 June to provide the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) with reasons it was correct to ban footage of violent protests from television screens.

ICASA’ complaints and compliance committee ruled that the matter is urgent, after lobby group Media Monitoring Africa complained to the statutory institution that the SABC’s decision was in conflict with the public broadcaster’s duties as outlined in the Broadcasting Act, and the Constitution.

Media Monitoring Africa’s William Bird says they are challenging the ban because it constitutes censorship.

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Source: 
City Press

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