Print media: Discuss the latest reforms

2012-10-20 00:00

SOUTH Africa’s press ombudsman Joe Thloloe and Press Council chairperson Raymond Louw will be in Pietermaritzburg on October 24, to interact with Witness readers about the latest regulatory reforms in the print media.

The sweeping reforms were announced at an event at Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg earlier this month.

Thloloe and Louw will be at The Witness offices on Wednesday to explain what these entail. Much stronger public participation in the Press Council of South Africa and its adjudication procedures is the most notable change.

Chair of the South African National Editors’ Forum Mondli Makhanya said the revamped press code is one of the best — if not the best — system in the world.

“The media has always been accountable to the Constitution and the public, and the new system concretises this.”

The new press rules come into effect in January 2013.

There are 50 seats available. You are invited to join us on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact Mary Lynn on 033 355 1110. Date: October 24, Time: 8.30 am for 9 am to 10.30 am. Venue: The Witness offices, 45 Willowton Road.

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