PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Tiyiselani Bevhula
 
Comments: 2
Article views: 392
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Tiyiselani Bevhula's badges.
 

Malusi Gigaba attack on the media is not spot on

12 May 2014, 19:52
Media as an important tool in the fostering of any democracy is entrusted with the watchdog role that must be respected and cherished at all times in our quest to build an equal and just society.

It becomes problematic when this role is compromised and undermined to suit the interest of those in power.

No country can build an equal and just society without the positive role that the media can play. Once the abuse of the right of the media takes centre stage, democracy is threatened.  

It has become a norm for the ruling party to attack the media whenever things are not going their way. I learned with disgust the recent attack on the media by the ANC NEC member,Malusi Gigaba.

He was quoted saying that the media campaigned against the ANC in the elections. I vehemently believe that the media did a splendid job during last week's elections and we must give credit when it is due.

The role of the media was self evident from the fact that many people made informed decisions on who to vote for because all media coverage went to all registered political parties. It is very disturbing when the media is constantly undermined for selfish reasons by the ruling class.  

Mr Gigaba and his colleagues should refrain from using the media as a scapegoat for their party's failures. The media should be encouraged to work independently in our quest to foster democracy and a better life for all.

It is not surprising that the protection of information bill is becoming a ghost that cannot be laid to rest.

This is a clarion call to urge all the citizens to respect and reconsider the role played by the media in our young democracy.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Johnny McIntyre
Sticking your head in the dagga

The war on drugs has been raging on for a few decades to no avail. Drug use, especially cannabis, is at an all time high and continuing to grow as increased enforcement efforts seem to have no effect.  Read more...

0 comments 73 views
Submitted by
Legens Monspubis
Religion should remain in all sch...

Children should be exposed to all religions , both current and past. It should be taught to them on an even basis and particular emphasis should be placed on its history.  Read more...

2 comments 43 views
Submitted by
Percy_Makholwa
Mazrui and the South African serv...

As much as Ali Mazrui saw in West Africa, the problem of western appetites without complementing and satiating western technologies, the same comparison could easily be made in urban SA. Read more...

0 comments 13 views
Submitted by
Noli Zwe Hlope
Poor Reeva, not given enough just...

I have to say that, in this country the biggest criminals always get away with the crimes that they do.  Read more...

5 comments 326 views
Submitted by
SharksterII
Correcting Theists on alternative...

After we investigated the conduct of one of the more famous individuals based on his sexual conduct in my last article, I thought we can address some of the more commonly used arguments. Read more...

20 comments 235 views
Submitted by
Avril Parker
Oscar: Justice was served

Oscar should have told the truth from the start. He has given the courts the run around. Read more...

6 comments 626 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Save 20% on Nivea beauty products!

Buy any two Nivea beauty products and save 20%. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.