MISA concerned by govt threats

The media industry is gravely disturbed and perturbed by recent media reports that Botswana Government is planning to use advertising as a weapon against the private media.

The Guardian-Sun case of 2001 against Attorney General clearly showed the unconstitutionality of Government using advertising as a weapon against Freedom of Expression.

The court found on the facts that the applicant had established a prima facie case ‘that the executive’s act of withdrawing advertisement patronage from the applicant’s papers in order to express its displeasure regarding what it perceived to be exceeding the limit of editorial freedom amounts to an infringement of the applicant’s freedom of expression’. The media industry at its recent meeting resolved to fight this matter head on.

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