Press Statement on latest version of Broadcasting Amendment Bill

The following press statement was released shortlyafter the National Council of Provinces’ Select Committee on Labour and Public Enterprises’s public hearings on the controversial Broadcasting Amendment Bill. The statement outlines the submission the Save the SABC Coalition made to the Committee, including a call for several amendments to the BillBroadcasting Amendment Bill is debated in the National Council of Provinces: “Save our SABC” Coalition calls for a few further amendments.

The Broadcasting Amendment Bill was debated in the Select Committee on Public Enterprises and Labour yesterday. This was the last time that the public could make inputs. The Bill deals in the main with the removal of individual SABC Board members and the Board as a collective. Continue reading

On the nomination of Raymond Louw as World Press Freedom Hero

The Freedom of Expression Institute takes the opportunity to congratulate Raymond Louw, our founder board member, on his nomination as World Press Freedom Hero. This prestigious award is in recognition of his lifelong commitment to press freedom and freedom of expression as an activist and campaigner in our country and the world. Continue reading