7 SEPT 2009
7 September 2009
TELEVISION HUNGER PROTEST PRESS CONFERENCE
What started as one TV producer expressing his outrage at the SABC’s slashing of local content by going on a hunger protest has gathered unprecedented momentum. As Michael Lee enters the fifth week of his hunger protest, three new hunger protestors have entered their second week and a fifth member has joined the campaign.
This is not a media prank, nor is it a death threat. The hunger action is a carefully considered, rational statement about the starving of an industry through mismanagement, arrogance and a lack of planning by the SABC.
The media is now invited to engage with the hunger strikers and to ask questions and hear their statements as well as their personal motivations. Photographers will also be given the opportunity to document the protestors.
When and Where
Wednesday 9 September at 10am at Atlas Studios, Milpark
Of further interest, the hunger protestors have started a blog at http://www.hungerprotest.wordpress.com and request everyone to visit it. Furthermore, social network sites are growing with viewer anger at the SABC’s slashing of local content and its massive schedule of repeats currently running in prime time.
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