SOS submission – Draft Broadcasting Amendment Bill – 25 July 2008

Published On July 25, 2000 | By SOS Coordinator | Media / Press Release, News

This is the SOS Coalition’s first submission. It was made to Parliament. The focus was the “MPs Bill” i.e. the Draft Broadcasting Amendment Bill. SOS agreed to engage with the Bill but argued that it was not ideal to introduce piecemeal changes to the Broadcasting Act, 1999. The Coalition argued that ultimately what was needed was a thorough review of broadcasting legislation and policy. What was needed was a Green Paper / White Paper process leading to the introduction of a new SABC Bill – and that even in terms of these amendments there needed to be an emphasis on both appointments and removals. Only with an emphasis on both of these issues could the various governance and management crisis be resolved at the SABC.

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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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