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CASE NO: 26/2017 – BESTER VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – HATE SPEECH

This is an appeal against a decision by a Commissioner that a broadcast was not in contravention of the Code.  The Appellant did not comply with the Procedure of the BCCSA by not filing grounds of appeal.  He merely repeated his original grounds of complaint and added a new ground based on clause 15 of [...]

By | 2017-12-14T08:44:22+00:00 December 14th, 2017|JacarandaFM 94.2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 26/2017 – BESTER VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – HATE SPEECH

CASE NUMBER: 25/2017 – CASSIM VS 702 – NEWS

Complaint against 702 regarding alleged tardy, inaccurate news reports concerning mass shooting in Las Vegas in Oct 2017, which allegedly perpetuated existing stereotype of link between Islam and terrorism. Balance in interview with expert was questioned, as well as interviewee’s credentials.  Tribunal held that 702 relied on information from international news agencies and in terms [...]

By | 2017-12-14T08:41:51+00:00 December 14th, 2017|702|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 25/2017 – CASSIM VS 702 – NEWS

CASE NUMBER: 23/2017 – MAFEO VS SABC METRO – COMMENT

A complaint was received about comments by Dineo Ranaka, the co-presenter of the Bridge on Metro FM, that black South African men do not accept “no” from a black woman.  These comments were made when she shared the experience she had at a set of traffic lights that morning. Clause 12 of the Code of [...]

By | 2017-12-14T08:35:38+00:00 December 14th, 2017|SABC Radio|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 23/2017 – MAFEO VS SABC METRO – COMMENT

CASE NO: 17/2015 – NATHANE-TAULELA VS e.tv – IDENTITY OF CHILDREN

Complaint about a broadcast of Berea-Hillbrow Home of Hope, a children's home where children in need of care and protection are being cared for.  In the broadcast, which was intended to make people aware of the plight of the children, the faces of some of the children were shown on television.  The Complainant, quoting section [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:31+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NO: 17/2015 – NATHANE-TAULELA VS e.tv – IDENTITY OF CHILDREN

ADJUDICATION NO: 25/A/2015 – BOTHA VS e.tv – VIOLENCE

The complaint was about a broadcast of “Rhythm City” in which a woman was strangled in the context of extensive verbal abuse. The scene depicted torture in a domestic violence context. The broadcast allegedly violated the code in that it would have been harmful or disturbing to children and it was broadcast when large numbers [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:31+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|E-TV|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 25/A/2015 – BOTHA VS e.tv – VIOLENCE