ICASA Rules That SABC Must Withdraw Its Resolution Not To Broadcast Violent Protests

Johannesburg – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has ruled on Monday that the SABC must withdraw its decision to not air visuals of violent protests as complainants have argued that the SABC’s decision goes against the constitution, reports have said.

If the SABC does not comply or challenges in court, it could be fined or even lose its broadcast license. The SABC board chair is required to write to ICASA within 7 days to confirm reversal of the controversial editorial changes.

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 visuals and reports on violent protests.

Image Credit: SABC, Democratic Alliance

Image Credit: SABC, Democratic Alliance

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