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Anc To Clamp Down On Press In South Africa

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http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ANC-sets-sights-on-newspapers-20100729

It outlines the route the ANC wants to follow against a "neo-liberal" media which depicts the government as "weak and passive", that "over-emphasizes people's individual rights" and is "fundamentally market-driven".

The ANC states in no uncertain terms that "legislation and intervention" is needed to ensure a diverse media.

These discussion documents have emerged amidst the controversial proposed Protection of Information Act, which will allow the State to classify any information it deems sensitive and hand down heavy penalties to journalists.

According to the documents, it's the printed media in particular which is a thorn in the party's side because of reports which seldom paint the government in a positive light.

"A superficial audit of the printed media reveals an astounding degree of dishonesty, a lack of professional integrity and independence."

According to the ANC, corrupt journalists receive money to promote the agenda of certain political parties, and the "rot" is far worse than the media would like to admit.

After a positive World Cup period, where media across the world largely praised the spirit of the South African people and nation, looks like it's back to Zimbabwe here we come.

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http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ANC-sets-sights-on-newspapers-20100729

After a positive World Cup period, where media across the world largely praised the spirit of the South African people and nation, looks like it's back to Zimbabwe here we come.

Good news for any BBC staff wondering what to do if the propaganda machine is scaled down.

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http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ANC-sets-sights-on-newspapers-20100729

After a positive World Cup period, where media across the world largely praised the spirit of the South African people and nation, looks like it's back to Zimbabwe here we come.

My thoughts entirely.

What very rarely seems to get mentioned by our news outlets is that the ANC is, essentially, a Communist organisation so this type of thing is hardly surprising.

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It was inevitable.

South Africa is going downhill fast , no whites means the country will devolve back to the African continent standard.

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Is it really necessary? Their and our press is so politically correct without the need for coercion already. Theyre a bit late anyway, what with the internet and everything. If people want uncensored news instead of moderated 'impartial' (yeah, right) press releases theyll just go online and avoid the papers/propaganda box, like many already do.

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Is it really necessary? Their and our press is so politically correct without the need for coercion already. Theyre a bit late anyway, what with the internet and everything.

I believe that the lights are expected to go out in South Africa due to power station failures even sooner than the UK, so the Internet won't be a problem for much longer.

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