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Carte Blanche Vindicated by BCCSA

Carte Blanche was vindicated by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa this week.

In July last year, we broadcast a story about Mr. Craig Busch, a broadcaster, who calls himself the lion man. Carte Blanche showed that Mr. Busch was not the animal lover and conservationist he claimed to be in his television series. Mr. Busch denied the claims. He suggested that this was a smear campaign against him, and he decided not to grant Carte Blanche an on-camera interview. Mr. Busch complained to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa saying that Carte Blanche failed to make reasonable efforts to present opposing points of view.

The BCCSA found that Carte Blanche had not contravened any of the clauses of the Code.

Click here to read the full BCCSA judgment: Craig Bush vs M-Net Judgment