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dc.contributor.author Akpabio, Eno
dc.contributor.author Mosanako, Seamogano
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-09T06:31:49Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-09T06:31:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Akpabio, E., & Mosanako, S. (2018). Failure of media self-regulation? documenting stakeholders’ attitude to the Botswana media complaints/ appeals committees. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 6,144-157. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2755
dc.description.abstract In Botswana, efforts at self-regulation resulted in the setting up of the Media Complaints and Appeals Committees in 2005 under the aegis of the Botswana Press Council. This study sought to find out the attitude of stakeholders to the committees by conducting intensive interviews with complainants, editors as well as members of the complaints and appeals committees. There were va-riances in our findings with complainants largely dissatisfied with the com-mittees’ work while the committees felt they had done a good job by provid-ing fair rulings. And media editors said that they complied with rulings of the complaints and appeals committees but complainants took the opposite view. While two press councils are in existence at the moment, the object lesson from the Botswana scenario is that if the media are effective in their self-regulation initiatives, this will likely keep government-initiated statutory press councils at bay. The study concludes that perhaps, citizen involvement would serve to break the present impasse and ensure a media that truly serves the public interest. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Press Council en_US
dc.subject Ethics en_US
dc.subject Self-regulation en_US
dc.title Failure of media self-regulation? documenting stakeholders’ attitude to the Botswana media complaints/ appeals committees en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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