The SOS Coalition & Media Monitoring Africa’s Joint Submission on ICASA’s Proposed DTT Regulations

Published On August 16, 2012 | By SOS Coordinator | Media / Press Release, News

In our July 2012 submission to ICASA on its proposed DTT regulations, the SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa argue, inter alia, for the following key issues to be considered:

1) A switch-over and regulation which does not undermine the principle of technology neutrality that is central to convergence & the Electronic Communications Act, 2005;

2) A coherent, consistent and fair regulatory environment which protects and promotes public service broadcasting;

3) That the SABC as a whole be classified and regulated as a public broadcaster both in name as well as substantively, removing the nonsensical public vs public-commercial distinction which is entirely outmoded and not based in reality.

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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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