Media Practitioners Act: MISA disappointed

Journalists PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Journalists PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

MISA-Botswana would like to express utmost disappointment with Parliament’s recent failure to support a motion by Selibe Phikwe West MP Dithapelo Keorapetse, calling for the repeal of the 2008 Media Practitioners Act (MPA).

Reports indicate that the motion was defeated along party lines, with ruling party members predominantly voting against and opposition MPs voting in support of the motion.

MISA is particularly surprised and concerned by this turn of events following indications by President Mokgweetsi Masisi that his administration was willing to look into the bill among many other issues- towards improving government relations with the private media, particularly promoting media freedom.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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