Mmegi wins historical live streaming case

Cameras in court PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Cameras in court PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

Dikgang Publishing Company (DPC), publishers of Mmegi made history when court permitted the publication to live stream the on-going elections petitions proceedings at the Gaborone High Court on its digital platform.

The decision comes after the publication made application to broadcast the legal arguments presented by the parties, oral evidence including the delivery of the rulings or judgements in the cases.

Mmegi through its Managing Editor, Titus Mbuya, who is DPC Managing Director, wanted its authorised representatives to be granted permission to install and set up such equipment as is necessary and that is unobtrusive and does not interfere with the proceedings, and with such technical specifications to obtain audio recording and/or transmission of the case.

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