“The SABC will struggle to meet its public mandate responsibilities if it is overly reliant on advertising revenue. Government should therefore increase its funding of the SABC to free it from some of the constraints of commercial broadcasting. The (task team), working together with government, will look into how this resolution can be implemented,” Speed said in an interview with The Media magazine.
The ruling party decided at its Polokwane conference to appoint a task team to examine the proposal to set up a media tribunal. A discussion document on the media proposed that the tribunal should serve as an appeal division for the public to lodge complaints against the media.
Speed said the ANC National Executive Committee’s (NEC) sub-committee on communications would be responsible for overseeing the implementation of this resolution.
!_LT_EMÃ¢Â–Â Read the full interview with Speed in!_LT_/EM The Media’s!_LT_EM February 2008 issue.!_LT_/EM