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ANC to speak at press freedom hearings

2012-01-31 10:27

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.

Comments
  • Jymiro - 2012-01-31 10:36

    The hearings are welcomed in the interest of the independence of the media

  • Scouter - 2012-01-31 10:54

    I shouldn't be surprised if the ANC do not impose a 'news blackout' on their contribution to the proceedings 'a la' the JM suspension deliberation.

  • Piet - 2012-01-31 11:01

    ANC Corruption Checklist Scorpions --------Check Cadre deployments in police ---------Check Chief Justice -----------Check Media ---------------

  • Jacqui - 2012-01-31 11:42

    I hope Mantashe takes a translator along.

  • comrade.zondi - 2012-01-31 12:31

    Eish The ANC, the lie deny steal cheat party, is only interested in protecting its members who are looting the country with their corruption and theft. What else can you expect from a darkie.

  • comrade.zondi - 2012-01-31 12:31

    URGENT WARNING URGENT WARNING Our Inkosi tokoloshe has found out that the zombie snakes are back. They rub muti on their skins and are invisible. They slither into taxis and eat the brains of women. The zombie women are evil. Tell everybody and warn them. Eish.

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