Colloquium’s goal was not to ‘regulate the media’

2016-09-04 07:45

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Mish Molakeng

Spokesperson for the ministry of communications

The ministry of communications has noted a misleading and factually incorrect article in City Press last week, “Government plan mooted to regulate the media”.

The headline is misleading and further insinuates that government wants to control the media.

The two-day Print Media Transformation Colloquium was an exercise to solicit divergent viewpoints that will culminate in a discussion document for further engagements, leading to a policy on print media transformation.

The colloquium was a platform embedded with the freedom to make constructive suggestions and for delegates to actively participate in the debate about media transformation.

The colloquium dealt with various issues, including the promotion of content diversity, issues of transforming the entire value chain of print media from ownership to distribution, and printing and advertising.

Issues impacting on the sustainability of community media were also sharply raised in various commissions during the colloquium.

The ministry of communications called for the colloquium to listen and hear from print media stakeholders, NGOs and individuals about matters of transformation in the print media industry, and not to impose ideas on the delegates, as insinuated.

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