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Lines blurred at e-tv
The lines “appeared to have been blurred” between a report on infrastructure development and advertising, broadcaster e.tv said on Thursday. “Lines appear to have been blurred between an undertaking to report on infrastructure development in South Africa since 1994 and a commitment by economic development to spend advertising on the channel,” it said in a statement. “The perception that the news was paid for is deeply regrettable and we wish to reassure our audiences that eNews remains an impartial and independent news outlet.” It said Sabido, the owner of e.tv and eNCA, had initiated a review of the infrastructure series which aired on both channels earlier this year. Sabido chief operating officer Mark Rosin said policies and procedures would be amended should this be necessary. “We are committed to editorial output that is truthful and transparent,” he said. Read the full story here.