Breakthrough for media freedom

Tuesday December 17, 2019 will go down in the annals of history of Botswana media as a day when the frontiers of press freedom in the country were pushed in a profound way.

For the first time in the history of the media and that of the judiciary in Botswana, cameras were allowed to roll inside the courtroom.

The broadcasting and live-streaming of the cases became possible as a result of the successful application to the High Court by Dikgang Publishing Company (DPC), the publishers of Mmegi, on Monday.

Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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