Media and Law Review of the Year, 2013: Part 3, “Defamation and Privacy: not many trials or injunctions but a new Act”

2 01 2014

2013 Media LawThe last year was a relatively quiet one in the media law courts.  Our Table of Media Law cases records only 53 decisions of all kinds in defamation cases in 2013. There were none in the Supreme Court, 12 in the Court of Appeal and 41 at first instance. Read the rest of this entry »

South Africa, Review of the Year: Media in a contest for freedom – Dario Milo and Pamela Stein

16 12 2012

4066134253As 2012 draws to a close, it is timely to take stock of some of the more important developments in the area of media law this year.

The courts have been very active in building on the solid foundation of media freedom which section 16 of our constitution protects.

The most important decision of the year was the Constitutional Court’s ruling in September in the challenge brought by Print Media South Africa and the South African National Editors’ Forum against aspects of the Films and Publications Act of 1996. Read the rest of this entry »