The Press Council’s report to the nation

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February 4, 2018, News24

Another twist of irony is that the Press Council and our Code of ethics and conduct for SA print and online media is acknowledged by the legislature in laws such as the Films and Publications Act, in the draft bill to amend it and in the Protection of Personal Information Act (Popia). The ANC has, in its threats, largely ignored this recognition that the legislature has granted us.

The council has participated actively in the lawmaking process, making presentations to Parliament and other organs of government and working alongside the SA National Editors’ Forum, amaBhungane and Media Monitoring Africa on a submission on Popia and the regulations published by the Information Regulator for public comment.

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