Editorial policy for the Swaziland Broadcasting Corporation
he Bill sets the tone for the Swaziland broadcasting Corporation as it it gives this entity powers to have its own independent editorial policy as guided by the prayers of the proposed new legislation.
The legislation encourages the editorial policy to reflect, without bias, a range of opinions that may be philosophical, religious, cultural, traditional, scientific and artistic trends. It also suggests that the editorial policy should contribute to the development of free and informed opinion. Other principles advocated in this legislation include respect to human dignity, human rights and freedoms as enshrined in the country’s constitution. The editorial policy is also anticipated to advance and further international understanding of the sense of peace and social justice of the public.
The editorial policy is also channeled to contribute to the realisation of equal treatment and gender balance as well as promotes moral values and not broadcast programming which contain, promote or perpetuate hate speech , messages.