How the SABC failed the public in its coverage of the 2016 local government election

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Dlamini, S.Chiumbu, L.Molobela
KEYWORDS: ELECTIONS, SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-march-2017/2016-govt-election
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9782

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Abstract

The coverage of the 2016 local government election by the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) failed the public, say Tula Dlamini, Sarah Chiumbu and Lien Molobela, who have analysed the SABC news reporting from a period of four weeks leading up to the election on 3 August 2016.