SCCOM regulatory function retained
he Broadcasting Bill ensures that all powers and functions of the Swaziland Communications Commission (SCCOM)are upheld in terms of regulating broadcasting services in the country in a manner that will inform, educate and entertain the public. As a regulator, SCCOM shall also ensure a balanced development of broadcasting on radio and television.
The powers of the commission shall also be upheld in terms of the entity receiving and dealing with complaints against licensees and taking any action it considers appropriate.
The commission is also tasked to set acceptable standards for programming and advertising as well as monitoring compliance with those standards. The commission also has the mandate of ensuring that all broadcasting services in the country do not encourage or incite crime or racial hatred leading to disorder and offending the public.
The commission is also tasked with ensuring licensees give adequate information, education, culture, entertainment and recreation and that all content is impartial and accurate.