BROADCASTING IS NOT FOR THE PEOPLE

From Swazi Media Commentary Fri Feb 1 2013, 11:14:00

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Swaziland chapter wants the government to progress its draft Bill that would to turn the state radio and television stations into 'public service broadcasters'. But, the appeal will fall on deaf ears.

MISA in its review of the year 2012 appealed to the Ministry for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) to expedite the tabling of the Public Service Broadcasting Corporation Draft Bill 2007.

'We believe that this transformation is necessary to ensure equal access to media by all citizens irrespective of their status. This is consistent with the Constitution which guarantees the right to freedom of expression and other media including the press,' MISA stated.

MISA is clearly being optimistic: the draft Bill, along with six other media Bills were first tabled in 2007 and none have made it to law.

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