eNCA and e.tv fined over Covid-19 conspiracy episode on Gareth Cliff talk show

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The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) has fined the South African TV news channel eNCA (DStv 403) and the commercial free-to-air channel e.tv with R10 000 for contravening the broadcasting code.

On 22 July eNCA and on 23 July e.tv broadcast a Gareth Cliff interview during his So What Now? talk show with the conspiracy theory guest David Icke who made multiple false statements around Covid-19.

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) complained to the BCCSA and said that the broadcast was unlawful, harmful, and in breach of South Africa's broadcasting code.start of the first So What Now? episode broadcast in November 2020.

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