Guptas blatantly used of media for personal gain, says probe

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Guptas blatantly used of media for personal gain, says probe

The Sanef Inquiry into Media Ethics and Credibility unpacks several hard truths relating to the industry

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The most blatant instance of the use of media for political and financial networking, influence-peddling, financial enrichment and unashamed corruption of the machinery of the state for personal gain, was the “state capture project” of the Gupta family.

This is one of the findings of the SA National Editors’ Forum Inquiry into Media Ethics and Credibility.

“The narrative concerning “white monopoly capital” is one instance of a news message engineered at the behest of the Gupta family that for a time dominated some SA media platforms...

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