US Warns SA Over Media Tribunal

The United States ambassador to South Africa cautions the country to ‘carefully’ consider the implications of establishing a media appeals tribunal

The United States ambassador to South Africa, Donald Gips, has cautioned the country to ‘carefully’ consider the implications of establishing a media appeals tribunal.

Gips, who became the latest high-profile figure to enter the debate on the mooted tribunal, aimed at regulating the media in the country, says that, “I believe the challenge here is to balance that right of criticism with the need for media professionalism and standards for truthful and fair reporting.”

He called on the media and government must come together to agree on specific and concrete standards for the management of sensitive information that also guarantee free speech and the right to dissent.

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Source: 
Business Day

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