Streaming issues? Report here
money-show-thumbnailjpg money-show-thumbnailjpg
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Tonight with Lester Kiewit
See full line-up
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

'The SABC delivered overwhelmingly fair election coverage'

13 June 2019 1:47 PM
Tags:
SABC
Media Monitoring Africa
elections coverage

Media Monitoring Africa director William Bird says the public broadcaster reporting was unbiased and better than in 2016.

Media Monitoring Africa has released its report on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) coverage of the national elections.

Read: 'The assassination attempt on SABC auditor Thami Zikode is very disturbing'

Nickolaus Bauer on the Xolani Gwala Show speaks to the organisation's director, William Bird, on the report's findings.

We monitored the SABC as well as other media houses over the election period and we looked at how they reported on the elections. What was surprising and pleasing about the SABC was that they covered the elections in a fair amount, as did the majority of other media.

William Bird, Director - Media Monitoring Africa

He adds that the report is significant because Media Monitoring Africa found evidence of clear systemic bias in the SABC's reporting in the 2016 local elections.

In other words, it was clear in 2016 that there were efforts to deliberately favour and disfavour certain political parties, seeking to undermine democracy. But this time the SABC moved towards having an overwhelmingly fair coverage.

William Bird, Director - Media Monitoring Africa

Listen below to the full interview:


This article first appeared on 702 : 'The SABC delivered overwhelmingly fair election coverage'


13 June 2019 1:47 PM
Tags:
SABC
Media Monitoring Africa
elections coverage

Recommended

More from Politics

masks-picjpg

Fraudsters have allegedly dipped into govt Covid-19 relief billions

2 July 2020 2:02 PM

SIU's Kaizer Kganyago says cases involve price gouging and procurement process irregularities in the health sector.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

unemployment men on side of road Zwelihle, Hermanus, Western Cape 123rf

Covid-19 Ters relief ends in June. What happens to those still not back at work?

2 July 2020 7:59 AM

UIF Commissioner Teboho Maruping says they are in discussions to find a way to help those still not back at work.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Gay couple same-sex marriage 123rf

Marriage officers no longer allowed to say 'I won't' when gay couples say 'I do'

1 July 2020 2:36 PM

Director of Inclusive & Affirming Ministries (IAM) Rev Ecclesia de Lange says it is a victory for same-sex couples.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

privacygif

POPI Act takes effect from today - 1 July 2020

1 July 2020 1:46 PM

Deputy Minister Justice And Constitutional Development John Jeffreys says there is a grace period to get your ducks in a row

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200428zweligif

Zweli Mkhize: 'We could not sustain the lockdown as it was'

1 July 2020 11:51 AM

It was reported the health minister warned another hard lockdown might be necessary but it appears to be more nuanced than that.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Bribery, corruption, fraud. Pic 123rf

SIU boss vows to clean up 'grand-scale corruption' in State Attorney's Office

1 July 2020 9:30 AM

SIU head Advocate Andy Mothibi says corruption includes including legal practitioners, medical practitioners, and other officials.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

national_lottery.jpg

DTI probe into claims of National Lottery corruption 'will be bigger than VBS'

30 June 2020 1:42 PM

The investigation was brought about largely by GroundUp journalist Raymond Joseph bringing the claims of corruption to light.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Deflating piggy bank with flag of South Africa. National financial crisis 123rf

South Africa's first quarter GDP drops 2%

30 June 2020 12:57 PM

Statistician-General at Statistics SA Risenga Maluleke discusses the impact of global Covid-19 travel restrictions on South Africa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane 'clearly out of her depth and needs to go'

30 June 2020 10:09 AM

Casac's Lawson Naidoo explains the latest appeal she lost regarding the judgment that found Vrede Dairy report unconstitutional.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

5bad5cbc-6b7e-4f1f-8645-42121cf93eb0.jpg

Unions' stance puts SAA on very risky path to liquidation - DPE

30 June 2020 8:50 AM

Nonny Mashika Deputy Director-General for Aviation at the Department of Public Enterprises discusses the way forward.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward