media regulation

Broadcasting Amendment Bill (B72 - 2008)

To amend the Broadcasting Act, 1999, so as to substitute the definition of "appointing body"; to provide for the removal of a member of the Board from office and for the resignation of a member; to make provision for a resolution of the National Assembly calling for the removal of a member and for the dissolution of the Board; to provide for the appointment of an interim board; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Meeting Their Mandates

Meeting Their Mandates: A Critical Analysis of the South African Media Statutory Bodies is a 260-page book that that presents research reports into the performance of the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA), the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), as well as the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA).

The Media and the Law

The Media and the Law: a Handbook for Community Journalists is a handbook that enables small independent and community media to counter growing media censorship in South Africa, and to ensure that the media is aware of their rights and how to protect and enforce them. The handbook provides user-friendly information about the current state of the law of defamation, and to provide checklists to see whether particular reports are defamatory. In addition, it provides useful information about what to do if particular reports do attract threats of legal action.

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