No plans to reform state media into public media

Btv cameraman PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Btv cameraman PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

The Minister of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration Nonofo Molefhi has informed the Parliament that the government did not intend to wrestle state media from government control.

“Though not administered through boards like the SABC and BBC, the departments of Information Services have clear public service mandated of promoting and publicising government policies and programmes, which they carry out without interference from government,” he noted. 

The minister added that the issue of whether or not the state media was impartial, accurate and trustworthy was a matter of perception that could not be easily resolved without undertaking a comprehensive public opinion survey.

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