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Access To Media & ICT
The FXI is committed to advancing freedom of the media to ensure a diversity of media and promoting the right of all people to communicate. Media freedom is an essential tool in the advancement of open, accountable and transparent institutions. Media...


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Freedom of the press and other media
Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, which includes - (a) freedom of the press and other media 


News

Free Speech v Hate Speech
FXI SouthAfrica debating hate speech bill with Deputy Minister of Justice on SABC's Rights and Recourse.   


Interview with Sheniece Linderboom, Head of the FXI Law Clinic about censorhsip
http://www.ngopulse.org/press-release/call-protest-against-sabc-censorship-protest-action


Sheniece Linderboom, head of the Law Clinic on SABC censorship
http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/media-groups-to-contest-sabc-decision-2027841


Our Partners

SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition
The FXI is a founding member of the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition, which was conceived to advocate for enhanced quality of service from the SABC. This was in response to increasing threats to the public broadcaster's independence....


Events

SOS & Others v SABC & Others
SOS & Others v SABC & Others


Resources

Democratic Alliance and SABC
In November 2011 Mr Motsoeneng was appointed as the acting COO of the SABC. Between 11 November 2011 and 26 February 2012, a series of complaints were lodged by former employees of the SABC which focussed on the alleged irregular appointment and cond...


SABC & VIA/SYLVIA VOLLENHOVEN
The respondent Sylvia Vollenhoven had been commissioned by the SABC to produce and air a documentary titled "The spear", the SABC later decided not to air it however, in which instance Ms Vollenhoven sought to buy it from them and air it, which they ...


Solidarity and SABC
Four SABC journalists had been suspended and then summarily dismissed without disciplinary hearings because of their discomfort with the SABC "Protest Policy." This policy related to the SABC's refusal to broadcast footage of destruction of public pr...


Timile and Radio 702
The complainant made a claim that a certain debate on radio regarding the canning of a controversial film from being broadcasted by the SABC. The complaint claimed that the debate that was had on the radio broadcast was unbalanced and biased. The com...


Tleane, C. and Duncan, J. (2003). Public Broadcasting in the Era of Cost Recovery: A Critique of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's Crisis of Accountability
The South African Broadcasting Corporation is the biggest media house in the country with its public radio section being the most popular and accessible media form that people from across races, classes and gender should have access to. Being a publi...


Press Releases

April 23 2014
SABC REJECTS EFF ELECTION CAMPAIGN AD
Open/View PDF (SABC-REJECTS-EFF-ELECTION-CAMPAIGN-AD.pdf)


March 01 2007
FXI picket outside SABC on Perlman's last day
Open/View PDF (FXI-picket-outside-SABC-on-Perlman--1-March-2007.pdf)


June 10 2008
Civil Society meeting resolves to tackle SABC crisis & form coalition for independent broadcasting
Open/View PDF (Civil-Society-meeting-resolves-to-tackle-SABC-crisis.pdf)


June 01 2011
FXI is vindicated by the ruling of ICASA's monitoring role in respect of the SABC's monitoring of political commentators
Open/View PDF (FXI-is-vindicated-by-the-ruling-of-ICASA.pdf)


March 27 2011
Save our SABC Coalition Submission to NCOP on Broadcasting Amendment Bill
Open/View PDF (Save-our-SABC-Coalition-Submission-to-NCOP-on-Broadcasting-Amendment-Bil1.pdf)


July 06 2011
The Crisis at the SABC
Open/View PDF (The-Crisis-at-the-SABC.pdf)


September 20 2017
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION INSTITUTE: PRESS STATEMENT 20 JUNE 2017 DEFENDING THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE SABC IN SOS & OTHERS V SABC & OTHERS
Open/View PDF (SABCPressStatement20June2017FXI-(002).pdf)


May 23 2016
PRESS STATEMENT BY FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION INSTITUTE AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION NETWORK
Open/View PDF (SABC-CENSORSHIP-OF-PROTEST-VISUALS.pdf)


Documents

Democratic Alliance v SABC


SABC & Slyvia Vollenhoven judgement


Solidarity and SABC