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Notice of New Code of Conduct of BCCSA for 2011

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CHAIRPERSON'S ANNUAL REVIEW 2009-2010

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LATEST JUDGMENTS

20 MAY    LATEST ADJUDICATON  19-A-2011

CASE NO - 01 - 2012 - MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 122 - ALLEGED DEROGATORY REMARKS AGAINST WHITES PDF Print Email

Two complaints were lodged regarding a song aired on DSTV Channel 122. The first alleged that a song contained racist remarks aimed specifically at whites, and that derogatory reference was made to genitalia, that the song is offensive, demeaning and in poor taste. The Tribunal held that the song is a satire that relies on racial stereotypes for its impact, and that these stereotypes are not calculated to advocate harm or incite to violence. The Tribunal also held that mere offensiveness is not a test, and concluded that the song does not fall into the hate speech category. The complaints were not upheld. A De Necker and another vs Multichoice Channel 122 

JOL Ref - De Necker & Another v Multichoice Channel 122 [2012] JOL 28550 (BCCSA)

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