Media, Politics

Zuma: Media go overboard sometimes

By Andy Rice 12 August 2010

President Jacob Zuma came out strongly for a media appeals tribunal yesterday, saying that the media often trampled on people's right to privacy. He said that the media needed to be brought in line with the Constitution, though he did not articulate where exactly the media were not constitutionally compliant. The President was adamant that his position had nothing to do with his own rocky history with the media. But Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale, speaking at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit, came out in support of media freedom. Former apartheid activist Dr. Mamphela Ramphele who spoke at the same event said that politicians should not believe that control over the media is the solution to the country's problems.Read more: TimesLive, SAPA via the Mail & Guardian.

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