Advertising ban unconstitutional

After numerous denials, the government has confirmed that it has stopped placing advertisements in some independent newspapers and radio stations.

The Permanent Secretary to the President Carter Morupisi confirmed this in an interview with a local publication, claiming it was nothing sinister but a cost cutting measure.

It is, however, surprising that this ‘cost cutting’ measure was targeted at newspapers that have reported extensively on incidents of maladministration and corruption in government.  The concerned newspapers are Mmegi, Botswana Guardian/Midweek Sun, Sunday Standard, The Patriot on Sunday, The Weekend Post, and The Monitor. We have learnt that the ban has also affected Gabz FM, and Yarona FM radio stations.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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