Mail & Guardian Online article (PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA Aug 24 2010 17:05)
Media do make mistakes from time to time, but the government’s attempts to silence and control media to correct this was unacceptable, said National Press Club (NPC) chairperson Yusuf Abramjee on Tuesday.
“The media do make mistakes from time to time, and we must ensure that accuracy and balance is maintained. But for the government to try to control us and silence us is totally unacceptable,” said Abramjee in a statement
He urged the government to engage the media fraternity on the controversial new media laws.
The NPC believed the Protection of Information Bill and the proposed media tribunal would instil a sense of intimidation among media professionals.
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