The African National Congress said yesterday it had no plans to make submissions to the Press Council of SA on how to improve the regulation system, saying the party had already taken a policy decision in favour of a media appeals tribunal.

The party has been very vocal about the need for better regulation and transformation of print media, saying in the currently flawed system only a tribunal could hold the media “accountable”. Its tribunal plan has raised questions about its motives and whether it is a veiled attempt to gain control of SA’s print media.

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