Missing Zimbabwe election documents

Advocacy: Missing Zimbabwe election documents, missing accountability

The loss of the Khampepe report is a high-profile instance of what is becoming a common occurrence in our courts and in government departments.

AmaBhungane's current Nkandla court efforts explained

Advocacy: AmaBhungane’s current Nkandla court efforts explained

In an interview with Dagbreek amaBhungane’s advocacy co-ordinator explains the status of our legal battles to gain access to Nkandla-related documents

High court orders CSR E-loco to reveal tender details

Advocacy: High court orders CSR E-loco to reveal tender details

A high court order in favour of M&G’s investigative centre amaBhungane has beaten down CSR E-loco’s attempt to dilute corporate transparency.

The dangers of criminalising defamation

Advocacy: The dangers of criminalising defamation

The recent conviction of a journalist shows how the law can be used to muzzle freedom of expression.

ConCourt: Likely next step for secrecy Bill

Advocacy: ConCourt: Likely next step for secrecy Bill

Three years later, the Protection of State Information Act is vastly better than when it was tabled but it still does not pass constitutional muster.

Finding truth in a culture of secrecy

Advocacy: Finding truth in a culture of secrecy

COMMENT

MGCIJ condemns National Assembly's adoption of Secrecy Bill

Advocacy: MGCIJ condemns National Assembly’s adoption of Secrecy Bill

MGCIJ shares South Africans’ widespread dismay at the National Assembly’s adoption of the Protection of State Information Bill (The Secrecy Bill).

AmaBhungane’s 19-month battle to get info from Polokwane Municipality

Advocacy: AmaBhungane’s 19-month battle to get info from Polokwane Municipality

Long-running Promotion of Access to Information (Paia) request heads to court.

Intelligence Bill gives free rein to Big Brother’s eavesdroppers

Advocacy: Intelligence Bill gives free rein to Big Brother’s eavesdroppers

Loopholes in draft legislation would give intelligence agencies a backdoor to your communications, no judicial oversight required.

Nxesi ignored 30-day deadline to respond to Promotion of Access to Information Act appeal for Nkandla info.

Advocacy: Nxesi ignored 30-day deadline to respond to Promotion of Access to Information Act appeal for Nkandla info.

Nxesi ignored 30-day deadline to respond to Promotion of Access to Information Act appeal for Nkandla info.

State wields apartheid big stick

Advocacy: State wields apartheid big stick

The National Key Points Act is misplaced in our democracy, making its recent abuse even worse.

Another threat to journalism

Advocacy: Another threat to journalism

A proposed law threatens journalists who work outside the mainstream of print and TV, writes Vinayak Bhardwaj and Stefaans Brummer.

Secrecy Bill U-turn ruined by bad drafting

Advocacy: Secrecy Bill U-turn ruined by bad drafting

There are still snags in the current secrecy Bill which need to be overcome before the messy democratic success is turned into good law.

Commission's report smacks of cheap political compromise

Advocacy: Commission’s report smacks of cheap political compromise

Informed by a fuzzy opinion that self-regulation has failed, it exposes the industry to manipulation

Press hearings raise questions

Advocacy: Press hearings raise questions

NEWS ANALYSIS: There is little clarity about the form a media appeals tribunal is likely to take.

What's still wrong with the Secrecy Bill

Advocacy: What’s still wrong with the Secrecy Bill

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef)’s submissions to the National Council of Provinces.

Speak up before you are gagged

Advocacy: Speak up before you are gagged

Public hearings on the secrecy Bill is your last chance to make your voice heard.

Cosatu attacks 'capitalist' press

Advocacy: Cosatu attacks ‘capitalist’ press

But the trade union federation stops short of calling for a mandatory media tribunal.

Tanzania offers good example of press self-regulation

Advocacy: Tanzania offers good example of press self-regulation

The Press Freedom Commission returned from an international study tour and will be able to show the ANC a good example of press self-regulation.

Info Bill's seven deadly sins

Advocacy: Info Bill’s seven deadly sins

ANALYSIS: Without a public interest defence the Secrecy Bill is flawed and unconstitutional.