FF+ complains about Patta

2010-06-01 08:08
Johannesburg - The Freedom Front Plus has laid a complaint with the Broadcasting Complaints Commission against e.tv journalist Debora Patta over "intimidating journalism".

Patta ignored journalistic ethics by intimidating a student leader from the University of the Free State in current affairs programme 3rd Degree on May 25, party spokesperson Anton Alberts said on Monday.

Chrisna de Kock was being interviewed on a show about racial politics.

Alberts accused Patta and e.tv of sanctioning and promoting psychological violence.

Alberts said in a statement: "Further grounds for the complaint vary from prejudiced commentary to the infringement of Ms De Kock’s integrity. All these actions are defined in the media codes.

"During the interview with Ms De Kock, Ms Patta came across aggressively and did not in reality give her any chance to answer allegations of racism. Only after she had driven Ms De Kock to tears did she come across less aggressively."

Patta had portrayed De Kock, Afrikaners and the FF+ in a negative light, he said.

Patta called the party's complaint "unfortunate".

"We look forward to debating the matter at the BCCSA. It's unfortunate that the FF+ has chosen to lay a complaint simply because certain individuals are unable to articulate their position on race and culture."


- SAPA
Read more on:    ufs  |  ff+  |  e.tv  |  anton alberts  |  debora patta  |  johannesburg  |  racism
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
Investment tips you need to know 2015-01-29 14:07

Ever wondered how to assess your future potential liability? Feroz Basa, Senior Portfolio Manager Old Mutual Investment Group, weighs in on all the investment tips you need to know. WATCH.

/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Games on Sale!

Save up to 60% on selected games. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Love is in the air and it is swirling around you in a romantic mist. This may be an idealistic yearning for that perfect love or...read more

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.