Public Advocate, a champion of the public in press complaints, finds effectiveness in consensus

How effective is the public advocate’s position, which was created in Feb 2013 as the public’s champion in dealing with complaints about the print media under the revamped South African Press Council? The SA Press Ombudsman Johan Retief – who falls under the Press Council – told Grubstreet that “by its very nature, the complaints [...]

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Film and Publication Board’s attempt to regulate the web by 2017 impossible & a waste of money

The Film and Publication Board intends regulating the internet by 2017. That includes your video clips from your family holiday or your pets doing hilarious things with doggy toys. According to the FPB’s 2014 Strategic Plan, its goal statement when it comes to online and mobile content regulation is to: “Establish an efficient and effective [...]

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