The SOS Coalition is a member-based public broadcasting network that campaigns for democratic media and broadcasting, as well as excellent programming by the public broadcaster - in particular the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to serve the public interest.

Our purpose is to lobby for excellent programming and ensure the strengthening of public and community broadcasting in the interest of the broader South African community that is solely dependent on the public broadcaster as their primary channel of communication.

Our vision is to create a public broadcasting system dedicated to the broadcasting of quality, diverse, citizen-orientated public programming committed to deepening South Africa’s constitutional values and principles.

The Coalition represents trade unions, independent film and TV production sector organisations, non-governmental and community-based organisations, academics, freedom of expression activists and concerned individuals.

LATEST NEWS

Feb 13, 2020

Digital Migration: The train has left the station!

The SOS Coalition is dismayed to hear that Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications has “raised a concern regarding the slow pace in the implementation of the […]
Sep 2, 2020

Virtual Roundtable on Public Broadcasting: Presentation to Parliament by the SOS Coalition

The SOS Coalition delivered a presentation to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications at the Virtual Roundtable on Public Broadcasting, on 2 September 2020. “Digital technologies […]
Aug 21, 2020

SOS and MMA respond to Cosatu and CWU’s calls for the dissolution of SABC Board

21 August 2020 The SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa are deeply concerned by reports that Cosatu is calling for the SABC Board […]
Jul 22, 2020

SABC at a Crossroads – A Call to Action

Noting: The Covid-19 pandemic and the interconnected climate crisis means that the SABC and its public broadcast mandate are now critically urgent   in meeting the information, […]
Jul 3, 2020

SOS welcomes the publication of the 2020 SABC Editorial Policies

3 July 2020 The SOS Coalition welcomes the publication of the final 2020 SABC Editorial Policies. SOS has consistently campaigned to safeguard the independence and integrity […]

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