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Comedy Central not guilty of broadcasting hate speech

Posted by radio On November - 13 - 2012

CASE NUMBER: 46/2012

DATE OF HEARING: 11 OCTOBER 2012

JUDGMENT RELEASE DATE: 08 NOVEMBER 2012

Van Den Heever COMPLAINANT

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MULTICHOICE RESPONDENT

TRIBUNAL: PROF KOBUS VAN ROOYEN SC (CHAIRPERSON)

PROF V BRONSTEIN

MS G HARPER

ADV R SEWLAL

MR E LININGTON (CO-OPTED MEMBER)

The Complainant in person

Respondent: Mr Bruce Mkhize, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Regulatory Affairs.

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Hate speech – religion – political party criticised – not hate speech based on religion

Van Den Heever vs Multichoice Channel 122, Case No: 46/2012(BCTSA)

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SUMMARY

The comedy Channel of DSTV carried a cartoon in which Jesus is identified with allegations against the ANC. Hate speech not present since religion was not attacked.

Complaint not upheld.

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To view full judgement, follow this link: http://www.bccsa.co.za/images/hearings/JUDGEMENTS2012/PDF/MNET/case%20no%20-%2046-2012.pdf

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