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    Last year journalist John Perlman faced a warning on the same charge: bringing the SABC into disrepute. His offence was to point out -- truthfully -- that news management had forbidden certain people from being interviewed for reasons that were, at best, idiosyncratic rather than editorial.

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    It must be very difficult to be a journalist coz they don't have that freedom of speak. They can only report what the SABC wants. They can't critisize the ANC, but they can critisize other parties. I wish we had powerful independent broadcating stations for the public.
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    And history keeps repeating itself, over and over and over and over and over and............................................... .................................................. .......................

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    In much of post-colonial Africa, points out Cameroonian writer Francis Nyamnjoh, state broadcasters parroted their pre-independence predecessors: “Journalists in the state media were little more than public relations men and women for the government or ruling party ... committed … less to truth and public service than to building a positive image, selling ideas and promoting the interests of the state or ruling elite.”
    Now where have I seen that?????
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    The fall and further fall.

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    This is just anther part of the process of South Africa becoming a "normal" African country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arni1954 View Post
    This is just anther part of the process of South Africa becoming a "normal" African country.
    The SABC now behaves towards the ANC in a manner indistinguishable from how they behaved to the Nats way back when. It is nothing new. That Nat arsecreeper Cliff Saunders was even admitting to some of his sins in this regard in the Sunday Times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwenzori View Post
    The SABC now behaves towards the ANC in a manner indistinguishable from how they behaved to the Nats way back when. It is nothing new. That Nat arsecreeper Cliff Saunders was even admitting to some of his sins in this regard in the Sunday Times.
    Yeah, that was an interesting letter in the SunTimes.
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    Thanks for the link Chiskop - I admit to being too lazy to look, eating a curry and all.
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    Careful, rwenzori. We carry on like this and people* will think I'm you or you're me.

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    I don't get it .. they patted themselves on the back nicely last year with their 13th, 14th and 15th cheques with our "TV licencing" money. Surely the 3000 plus SABC emplyee's are nawt doing anything untoward?

    I smell yet another smokescreen. Is sentech up to something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiskop View Post
    Careful, rwenzori. We carry on like this and people* will think I'm you or you're me.

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    Eish! Maybe you are right! But it's just little Alan - let's work on his paranoia some more!

    Thinking of Cliff Saunders, is Charl Pauw still reporting on perlemoen poachers from Cape Town? And what happened to Christopher Dingle - the one who shouted "FAAAAAAAAAACK!" on live TV LOL?
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