ICASA Position Paper – Ownership and Control January 2004

Published On February 14, 2004 | By SOS Coordinator | News

The ICASA Position Paper 2004 set out ICASA’s proposals around changing ownership and control regulations in the country. Industry argued that the regulations were too stringent and had stopped growth in the broadcasting and telecommunication sectors. They argued that in particular the Regulations had hindered development and growth of new black owned companies. Finally, they argued that consolidation in the industry would not impact on media diversity issues because in fact the pooling of resources, economies of scale etc.would lead to greater professionalism in the industry and thus greater diversity and quality of content. ICASA balanced this with views that consolidation was a problem for diversity of content.

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Duduetsang is an avid digital media lover and lifelong scholar who is fascinated by the dynamic media space. Duduetsang had her formal training in television journalism at the University currently known as Rhodes, and has various experiences in broadcast media production and corporate communications. She completed her MBA in Media Management at Cardiff University. Her activist discontents include socio-economic and gender based inequality and sexual violence while her intellectual interests lie in media strategy, policy and development in the convergent, digital era, especially in the African context. She joined SOS as a Project Coordinator and recently took over as the National Coordinator.

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