South Africa: Media freedom’s roller coaster ride in 2011 – Pamela Stein and Dario Milo

28 12 2011

There can be no doubt that media freedom in South Africa suffered some major blows in 2011, not least by the lower house of Parliament, the National Assembly, passing the Protection of State Information Bill, known in some quarters as the Secrecy Bill.  Much has been written about that draft official secrets legislation, and it suffices to say that if it is passed in its current form, it will have a chilling effect on media freedom and access to information. Read the rest of this entry »