Case Law, Scotland: RAH v MH, an anonymous defamation judgment – Kerry Trewern

26 10 2012

The recent decision of the Court of Session in Scotland in RAH v MH ([2012] CSOH 126) is unusual for two reasons.  First, it follows a proof (trial) in a defamation action; a rare beast in the Scottish courts.  Second, parties’ names in the judgment are anonymised. Read the rest of this entry »

State of Media Freedom in South Africa, Part 3, Threats to Media Freedom – Dario Milo

26 10 2012

This is the third part  of a speech delivered on Press Freedom day, 19 October 2012 at Wits University.  The first part was posted on Wednesday 24 October 2012 and the second part on Thursday 25 October 2012.

The first threat I want to talk about is the use of apartheid era security legislation by members of the executive to stifle transparency and accountability.  Read the rest of this entry »