Call for advertisers to pull ads from SABC over censorship

Posted: 20 July 2016 | News - MMA in the Media | Categories:

MEDIA Monitoring Africa has called on companies advertising on SABC to take a stand and withdraw their advertisements in protest against the editorial decisions which amounted to censorship.

The public broadcaster had been refusing to withdraw a decision taken to ban airing footage of protests where public property was being burned. This was despite an order made by the Independent Communications Authority (Icasa) and numerous court challenges.

However on Wednesday the SABC capitulated in court and agreed to lift the ban. 

Genevieve Quintal 'Call for advertisers to pull ads from SABC over censorship ,' Business Day Live, 20 July 20 2016 14:17pm