Broadcasting and Media

Broadcasting in South Africa

The media industry in South Africa does have a system of self regulation, however, it is also subject to various regulatory systems in the public sphere. There are a few pieces of legislation and a few regulatory bodies that play a vital role in the industry. The Broadcasting Act[1] encourages the development of South African expression by providing a wide [...]

By | 5th October, 2020|Media Law, PPM Attorneys|

SEND NUDES

While most people chuckle at the “send nudes” gifs and memes that are an ongoing source of humour on the internet, for some, the tragic reality is that these nudes may ruin their lives.  People in relationships usually trust the person they’re with and could never imagine being betrayed by them.  However, the startling number of “revenge porn” cases evident [...]

BCCSA Code of Conduct and News Coverage: Compliance!

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (“the Commission / BCCSA”) has a code of conduct (“the Code”), for television and radio broadcasters.  The Code has standards of acceptable conduct which broadcasters must comply with.  It regulates issues such as violence, hate speech, issues affecting children, sexual conduct, the broadcasting of news, and public comment.  If a member of the [...]

By | 13th March, 2018|Media Law|