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“As Chairman of the South African Press Council which administers the Press Ombudsman system of press self-regulation, I am appalled that the South African Communist Celebration and the African National Congress are calling for the institution of a statutory ‘media appeals tribunal’ to ‘strengthen media freedom and accountability.’ The manner in which this call is being made and the indication, as far as they go, which were given of the objectives look like a clear violation of the structure in relation to the promotion of freedom of expression and media freedom.
This would possibly all appear glaringly anti-textbook journalism, it is. The media, its codes of conduct and general pointers usually are not cast in stone and as such we have to work on ways which are all-inclusive and never necessarily civic in its obligation, but striving in the direction of the restoration of unity in south Africa.
For a few years tabloid newspapers have remained the very best promoting out there, however considerations have been raised over the spill of tabloid type journalism into â€˜quality’ newspapers (i.e. broadsheets) and broadcast news within the UK. This project aims to determine and discuss dumbing down as an idea and the implications it may have on information as a media product.