SABC bans ‘Pay back the money’ visuals

2014-12-28 08:00

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The SABC has banned the use of the footage of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs chanting “Pay back the money” at President Jacob Zuma during a tumultuous question-and-answer session in Parliament in August.

Senior SABC journalists have told City Press that they have been barred from using the visuals when they write stories about the EFF for TV news.

This represents the second such instruction after the general manager of radio, Leuba Ramakgolo, sent an email to SABC staff members last month informing them that they needed permission before bringing any political guests on to news platforms.

The SABC said at the time that this was to make sure content such as the “vulgar language” in Parliament was not aired. That decision was also criticised by staff members.

“How are people supposed to work? Do they know how many stations there are at the SABC?” asked a senior staffer.

But the public broadcaster is denying that there is a ban on the parliamentary footage, saying editorial decisions are taken on a story-to-story basis and editors are within their rights to make a call on what angle to take or which visuals to use.

City Press understands that the ban only applies to TV bulletins.

The SABC’s parliamentary journalists say the verbal instruction was issued over the past seven days, without any reason.

» Get your copy of City Press newspaper today for the full story.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/Sport
 

WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…

What is at first an exciting tummy-turning adventure stunt, quickly turns into a scarily bad idea caught on camera. Take a look:

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Should you date your co-worker?
Hip Cape Town bars to discover this summer
Traffic Alerts
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.