South African broadcasters pass on critical 2010 documentary
07.06.2010By Play the Game
M-Net has joined e.tv and the SABC in refusing to give airtime to the critical Fahrenheit 2010.
e.tv's executive producer of current affairs, Debbie Meyer, wrote in an email: "I don't think it is suitable for a South African audience -- I am sure you made it for an international one."
Director, South African Craig Tanner said the documentary asked whether a developing country should have embarked on building multibillion-rand stadiums for the tournament: "R4-billion was spent on a new stadium in Cape Town, instead of using Newlands, or renovating the Athlone Stadium".
Like Tanner, editor Michael Cross accuses the broadcasters of stifling "healthy debate" around the World Cup.
SOURCE: MAIL & GUARDIAN
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