Parly rejects Btv transformation Bill

Mass Media
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Parliament on Friday rejected a motion in which the Member of Parliament for Mahalapye East, Yandani Boko had proposed to transform Botswana Television (Btv) and Radio Botswana (RB1 and RB2) from state broadcasters (state-controlled) to public broadcasters (state-funded) with editorial independence.

Fifteen members supported the motion while 23 rejected it. Sixteen members were absent in Parliament on the day of voting.

When debating a motion before Parliament, Boko said a free, objective, skilled media is an essential component of any democratic society.

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