ANC to speak at press freedom hearings

2012-01-31 10:27

Press freedom hearings

2012-01-31 08:40

The Press Freedom Commission is giving editors, journalists and members of the public a chance to air their views on the future of media freedom. Watch a round-up from the first day in Johannesburg.WATCH

Johannesburg - Several political parties, including the ANC, are scheduled to make representations to the Press Freedom Commission (PFC), when it continues on Tuesday.

The hearing will begin with an address by ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, who will present the ANC's paper on media regulation.

United Democratic Movement leader General Bantu Holomisa, Mail and Guardian editor Nic Dawes and academics and press associations are also expected to speak on Tuesday.

The final round of hearings on how best to regulate the print media began on Monday.
The commission is chaired by retired chief justice Pius Langa.

Possible models include independent regulation, co-regulation, self-regulation, and statutory regulation.
Hearings have already been held in Cape Town and Durban.

Read more on:    anc  |  udm  |  mail and guardian  |  pfc  |  gwede mantashe  |  nic dawes  |  bantu holomisa  |  pius langa  |  media

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