Media a threat to democracy - Nzimande

2010-09-28 10:47
Johannesburg - Print media in South Africa was a threat to democracy, SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande said in a report published on Tuesday.

"We have a huge liberal offensive against our democracy... The print media is the biggest perpetrator of this liberal thinking," Nzimande said at the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) congress in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg.

He said the proposed Media Appeals Tribunal was necessary to protect the future of socialism in South Africa, Business Day reported.

"They [the media] have gone to their friends around the world, including those in America to get people to go against the tribunal.

"How can we trust the American journalists who invaded Iraq and then were told what to write by the army generals there? We need a revolutionary, not liberal, defence of our Constitution," said Nzimande.

He was speaking days after the ANC's national general council decided that it would instruct Parliament to investigate self-regulation, transformation and ownership in the print media.

Read more on:    sacp  |  blade nzimande  |  media
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Top 10 richest musicians of all time

Check out the gallery to find out who they are!

 
 

Luxury living

10 of the most expensive things that will leave your jaw hanging!
Seven of the most expensive children's toys ever made
5 millionaires turned murderers
The youngest billionaires in the world and how they made it
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Innovation, idealism, romanticism and other far reaching dreams can lead you into a spiral of enthusiasm and excitement. Somewhere...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.