The Media Online, 29 March 2018, Glenda Nevill

“Staggering,” said Media Monitoring Africa’s executive director, William Bird. “If true it is clearly an egregious violation of the most basic ethics and we need to demand clear action against those responsible. It violates the basic notion of news and failing to alert readers to the fact it was paid for advertorial is appalling. There was outrage about the SABC paid-for programme. This is… as damaging and awful a practice.”

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