Lobby group Media Monitoring Africa says it is prepared to go all the way to the High Court in a bid to force the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to reverse its decision not to show footage of violent service-delivery protests.

In May, Media Monitoring Africa, supported by the SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and the Freedom of Expression Institute, lodged papers with the complaints compliance committee of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) over the public broadcaster’s decision to ban coverage of violent protests.

Bekezela Phakathi, “Media Monitoring Africa formally complains to Icasa about SABC ‘censorship’”, Business Day, 17 JUNE 2016