Article from the Gauteng Film Commission
The Department of Communications (DOC) has gazetted the Public Service Broadcasting Discussion Document as a process towards the amendment of the Broadcasting Act and is calling on interested persons to furnish comments on the discussion paper.
In fulfilling its mandate of developing an overarching policy framework for the broadcasting industry, the DOC is embarking on a policy process that is aimed at developing a comprehensive approach to the policy framework for public service broadcasting in South Africa.
The primary purpose of the discussion document is to give all stakeholders an opportunity to inform the process. It is envisaged that the public engagement process will result in the publication of a Public Service Broadcasting Bill to eventually repeal the Broadcasting Act.
The closing date for comment is 20 August 2009.
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