Mogae gives credit to media

source: BOPA
06 November, 2007

PARLIAMENT – The indigenous media industry is in a far stronger position than it was 10 years ago, says President Festus Mogae.

Delivering his State-of-the-Nation Address on Monday, President Mogae said it was encouraging that he leaves behind an indigenous media industry that is in a far stronger position than I found it.

He said the number and circulations of private newspapers and magazines has more than doubled, and has included the emergence of new community oriented, as well as national, periodicals.

Whereas a decade ago there was no private daily newspaper, today there is. Where there was no mass circulation Sunday newspapers, today there are at least two. President Mogae also praised the electronic media which he said has experienced growth.

A decade ago there were no private radio stations, said President Mogae, but today there are three private radio stations. Moreover, he said the two public radio stations have extended their services.

Still on the electronic media, President Mogae said the country now has a television station which in the last decade was not there.

We also now have a licensed private television station, along with a [continue reading]


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