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October 15 2010

12:07

A FRONT PAGE WITH NO REAL NEWS AND EMPTY WORDS: WELCOME TO THE UNNECESSARY NEWSPAPERS!

The King of Spain says some banalities (Education is the future, we need better universities, we need to fix some problems, and work harder) and the empty words become the front page of ABC in Madrid.

Again, “if you don’t play well, at least play louder”

Welcome to the unnecessary newspapers!

August 23 2010

11:37

July 30 2010

13:29

New legislation threatens to restrict press freedom in South Africa

Concern is growing in South Africa over the passing of a piece of legislation that could, if passed into law, restrict freedom of the press in the country and jeopardise government transparency.

According to Iqbal Jassat for the Media Monitors Network, the African National Congress (ANC) is in the process of passing the Protection of Information Bill, which would allow “classification of information associated with commercial contracts entered into by government, state-owned enterprise and state entities”.

At the heart of the current debate are two significant developments: a new piece of legislature before parliament titled the Protection of Information Bill; and the disclosure by the ANC that a media tribunal, a system of state regulation is back on the agenda.

While the purpose of the bill is to replace apartheid-era secrets act with a democratic framework of information protection, a range of submissions warning of its draconian nature has raised serious concerns.

Full story at this link…

The Protection of Information Bill can be downloaded from: www.info.gov.za Similar Posts:



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