Monday, September 27, 2010

Information Bill - Threat to Media Freedom

The new information bill is extremely worrying. Personally for me freedom of speech, freedom of the press is one of the fundamentals of any democracy ~ especially for South Africa. To take away that freedom of the press constitutes going back twenty years. All the hard fought freedoms over the years becoming null and void. What this bill means is that anything said about the government needs to be sensored and approved by a Board. Read more about it here.

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