Friday, June 16, 2006

Mpofu lashes out at Mbeki doccie critics

SABC group CEO Dali Mpofu yesterday launched a scathing attack on the producers of the “unauthorised” documentary of President Thabo Mbeki and what he termed “right-wing organisations” for implying that the SABC was biased towards government.

The broadcaster’s decision not to screen the 24-minute documentary last month has been criticised by industry professionals, the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) and the South African National Editors Forum, saying the decision was made due to political pressure on the public broadcaster.

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