Google+
Subscribe to: Newsletter      Comments      News

Motsweding FM fined by the BCCSA

Posted by radio On July - 30 - 2013

In several broadcasts, Motsweding FM disclosed the identity of a raped child. It appeared that the broadcasts were made with the intention of furthering a campaign against rape. Such broadcasts were, however, in conflict with the Broadcasting Code.

 

Only an adult may grant permission that his or her identity be disclosed under such circumstances. A parent is not permitted to do so on behalf of or in the interests of a child, even if such a child has passed away. Such a disclosure is, in any case, not permitted by the Criminal Procedure Act, unless the presiding Judge or Magistrate has granted permission.

 

The Tribunal held that, although the disclosure of the identity amounted to a bona fide mistake and the broadcasts were apparently made in the public interest, the disclosure of the identity of the victim amounted to a serious contravention of the Code. A fine of R10 000 was imposed.

 

For the full judgement, visit http://www.bccsa.co.za

 

 

 

Did you like this? Share it:

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Young trailblazers rise to the occasion on Algoa FM

Whilst one of Algoa FM’s recent on-air appointments moves into weekdays, another joins the station for the very first time. […]

SABC appoints Phathiswa Magopeni as News Exec

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Phathiswa Magopeni as the Group Executive: […]

Radio2000 invited to broadcast in East Africa

SABC Radio Station, Radio2000 has been invited to tour Tanzania from 4 – 11 February 2018 by Tanzania Tourist Board. […]

Chris Maroleng appointed as SABC’s COO

The Chairperson of the SABC on behalf of the board of the public broadcaster is pleased to announce the appointment of […]


TAG CLOUD

POPULAR