MASISI COMMITTED TO REPEALING MEDIA ACT DESPITE PARLIAMENT REJECTING IT’S REPEAL RECENTLY
Written by admin on September 8, 2020
President Mokgweetsi Masisi is said to be committed to repealing the media practitioners act, which was enacted in 2008 despite parliament rejecting a bill to repeal the law.
The bill was presented by Selibe Phikwe West MP, Dithapelo Keorapetse. When speaking to YaronaFM current affairs show this morning Live the Talk, the Press Secretary to the President, Batlhalefi Leagajang said consultations on repealing the law are ongoing.
He added that media practitioners have been consulted and that other stakeholders such as members of the public, publishers and printers are still be consulted.
The Media Practitioners Act has been dormant as result of its opposition by the media fraternity of among others, clauses of the accreditation of journalists. The act also called for the registration of all journalists and to issue them with registration cards.
Batlhelefi has further said there are some within the government enclave who want the law to be repealed and others who say it must be amended.