At the heart of the problem is the country’s main communication surveillance law, the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act (Rica).
In an interview with Dagbreek amaBhungane’s advocacy co-ordinator explains the status of our legal battles to gain access to Nkandla-related documents
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 recent conviction of a journalist shows how the law can be used to muzzle freedom of expression.
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.
MGCIJ shares South Africans’ widespread dismay at the National Assembly’s adoption of the Protection of State Information Bill (The Secrecy Bill).
Long-running Promotion of Access to Information (Paia) request heads to court.
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.
The National Key Points Act is misplaced in our democracy, making its recent abuse even worse.
A proposed law threatens journalists who work outside the mainstream of print and TV, writes Vinayak Bhardwaj and Stefaans Brummer.
There are still snags in the current secrecy Bill which need to be overcome before the messy democratic success is turned into good law.
Informed by a fuzzy opinion that self-regulation has failed, it exposes the industry to manipulation
NEWS ANALYSIS: There is little clarity about the form a media appeals tribunal is likely to take.
The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef)’s submissions to the National Council of Provinces.
Public hearings on the secrecy Bill is your last chance to make your voice heard.
But the trade union federation stops short of calling for a mandatory media tribunal.
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.
ANALYSIS: Without a public interest defence the Secrecy Bill is flawed and unconstitutional.
Dysfunctional record-keeping keeps watchdog groups and the media in the dark.