I was out of the country when you and your producer, Keikantse Shumba were suspended for airing a voice over clip on your popular morning show of an alleged meeting between Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi and some opposition politicians who were being lured into the ruling party.
The 10 day suspension of Richardson and Shumba comes on the back of an unrelated BOCRA investigation into the conduct of the two for allegedly violating the Broadcasting Act Regulations as a result of their interviews with the controversial American Pastor, Anderson last month.
DIS should prioritise mandate
INK Centre for Investigative Journalism strongly condemns, as a violation of the basic human right to freedom of expression the arrest and detention of the satirist who allegedly authored a satirical photo shopped image with the likeness of the President outside parliament in a bathing suit. INK further condemns the suspension of media practitioners who subsequently posted the image on social media to illicit debate.
INK Centre for Investigative Journalism directors Ntibinyane Ntibinyane and Joel Konopo recently participated at a media consultative forum dubbed “Media Pitso” on the 23rd April 2016 at Botswana Craft. The forum was hosted under the theme “Media Under Siege”. Ntibinyane and Konopo made a presentation on the “FINANCING OF EMERGING MEDIA ORGANISATIONS”
There is need for an independent press that has the economic strength to stand up to the blandishment of government, writes Joel Konopo
Khama outrage at Nasha signals a leader poorly attuned to the demands of political survival. Writes Joel Konopo*
INK Centre for Investigative Journalism, the country’s first non-profit investigative journalism outlet is pleased to announce its admission into the prestigious international investigative journalism organization, Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN). The Centre is the 128th member of GIJN.