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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

CASE NO: 23/2014 – REYNEKE, MOODLEY AND VAN HEERDEN-94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO-COMMENT

Complaints were received arguing that profane language used by a radio anchor during a broadcast at 06:20 on 9 June 2014 was unacceptable and in conflict with the Broadcasting Code. The Tribunal held that although the words used were in severely questionable taste, they did not amount to hate speech, which requires advocacy and incitement. [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:32+00:00 December 20th, 2015|947|Comments Off on CASE NO: 23/2014 – REYNEKE, MOODLEY AND VAN HEERDEN-94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO-COMMENT

CASE NO: 24/2014 – MIDGLEY VS 567 CAPE TALK – COMMENT

A complaint was received about the Harley Carnes US Report, which is broadcast most weekdays with Kieno Kammies on Cape Talk. The Complainant argued that the report was one-sided in the sense that it provided a “Republican” view of the administration of President Obama. He referred to four broadcasts. Held: Clause 11, the news clause, [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:32+00:00 December 20th, 2015|567 Cape Talk|Comments Off on CASE NO: 24/2014 – MIDGLEY VS 567 CAPE TALK – COMMENT

CASE NO: 22/2014 – RODIONOV VS 702 – COMMENTARY ON ELECTIONS

Complainant argued that a short commentary by a visiting researcher from the Ukraine on the elections in Crimea was one-sided and ill-informed. The Tribunal held that the Complainant’s assertion regarding the researcher’s claim that the European Union’s electoral commission had not been allowed to monitor the elections, was incorrect. It was, however, as stated by [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:33+00:00 December 20th, 2015|702|Comments Off on CASE NO: 22/2014 – RODIONOV VS 702 – COMMENTARY ON ELECTIONS