LETTER: Bad idea to oust ANN7 - Business Day, 08 September 2017

There is enough space in the South African media and political terrain to counter the views expressed on ANN7.

 

By Frans Cronje

It is a mistake to put pressure on MultiChoice to remove ANN7 from the DStv platform. Being a free society means having to accept views one disagrees with.

There is enough space in the South African media and political terrain to counter the views expressed on ANN7. To place popular pressure on a large media conglomerate to, in effect, ban a media platform because of its political positioning is to set a precedent South Africans could come to regret.

*Frans Cronje is chief executive officer of  Institute of Race Relations, a think-tank that promotes political and economic freedom. 

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