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encaSowetanLive writes about the eNCA “doek” controversy relating to the decision to remove a reporter’s footage from a bulletin because she was wearing a head scarf (doek).  

Nontobeko Sibisi, Arts and Entertainment reporter at eNCA, had put together Africa Day footage that focused on African cross border music collaboration, but the story was pulled off air.  Sibisi said that she was burdened and felt heavy by what she called “an unjustifiable injustice”, especially during Africa Day celebrations.  eNCA’s editor in chief Anton Harber reportedly said he was not sure why the footage was pulled off air and that he still needed to get to the bottom of why the decision was taken.  Harber said that they would be reviewing the policy on how the reporters should dress.

  • Read this report in full at SowetanLive
  • See too, eNCA reporter hits out at employer over head scarf ban, at News24

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