ICASA rules SABC must withdraw decision to not air violence

Acting chairperson says decision is binding

Icasa rules SABC must withdraw decision to not air violence - reports

11 July 2016

Johannesburg - The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has ruled that the SABC must withdraw its decision to not air footage of violent protests, reports have said.

Acting chairperson of Icasa Rubben Mohlaloga reportedly made the announcement at a media briefing in Johannesburg on Monday, after a number of civil bodies laid a complaint over the public broadcaster’s decision to ban footage of violence.

Mohlaloga added that the decision was binding.

#ICASA Mohlaloga:The #SABC is ordered to withdraw is statement on the ban to broadcast violent protests and destruction of property.STM — Jacaranda News (@JacaNews) July 11, 2016

#ICASA The SABC is ordered to withdraw decision not to broadcast violent protest footage. DB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) July 11, 2016 #Icasa #aw If SABC does not comply or challenge in court, could be fined or even lose broadcast licence— The Citizen News (@TheCitizen_News) July 11, 2016

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