FXI is vindicated by the ruling of ICASA’s monitoring role in respect of the SABC’s monitoring of political commentators

The Freedom of Institute (FXI) is vindicated by the ruling on ICASA’s
monitoring role in respect of the SABC’s blacklisting of political
commentators. Independent regulation of broadcasting is strengthened
The FXI welcomes yesterday’s landmark High Court judgment affirming
ICASA’s authority to monitor compliance by the SABC to its legislative
Charter. This authority – that the regulator was quick to surrender – has now
been reaffirmed by the Court following an FXI legal challenge to ICASA’s
assertion that it could not decide on a complaint about the alleged blacklisting
of political commentators as this would infringe on the editorial independence
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