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Case Law, South Africa: AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism v Minister of Justice: Big Brother can no longer watch us with impunity – Dario Milo

On 4 February 2021, the Constitutional Court handed down its decision in the case of AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism NPC  v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services [2021] ZACC 3.  This has already received worldwide acclaim. It found in favour of amaBhungane, the investigative journalism organisation, in a landmark case involving the collision between the right to privacy and the right of the state to engage in surveillance. Continue reading

South Africa: Comedians fight bill that will limit the freedoms that keep us laughing – Dario Milo

img-20160501-00392Public comments on the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill [pdf] were due at the end of January. A coalition of some of SA’s best comedians and satirists has taken a stand against the bill and filed submissions arguing that its hate speech provisions are unconstitutional. Among them are Pieter-Dirk Uys, John Vlismas, Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro), Kagiso Lediga, Conrad Koch (and Chester Missing), Nik Rabinowitz, Tumi Morake, Joey Rasdien, Nina Hastie, David Kau, Casper de Vries, Celeste Ntuli, Mark Banks, Jason Goliath, John Barker, Christopher Steenkamp and the creators of the satirical programme ZA News. Continue reading

South Africa: Signal jamming, parliamentary broadcasts, evicting MPs, and access to share registers, the appeal courts speak – Dario Milo

I acted for Primedia Broadcasting and the South African Editors’ Forum in the appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal (along with Right2Know and Open Democracy Advice Centre) concerning the now infamous signal jamming and broadcast ban that occurred during last year’s State of the Nation (SONA) address in Parliament. The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled in the plaintiffs’ favour on 29 September 2016 ( [2016] ZASCA 142). Continue reading

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