After the vague and worrying policy on phone-tracking, officials have tightened the regulations significantly. But let’s see what comes out of the oven.
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.
Botswana has been awarded this year’s “Golden Padlock” award for the Southern African country with the most secretive public institutions.
The cartoonist believes it is too prescriptive and ignores the creative freedom of artists.
MEDIA FREEDOM: ANC-driven public participation process on the Secrecy Bill could be a move to sideline Parliament.
Commission is embarking on a campaign to elicit debate and is researching possible regulation.
But the digital age may confront the old ways of hiding behind wealth and patronage.
COMMENT: Parliamentary indaba an attempt to usher in a media appeals tribunal through the side door
Rage, rage against the dimming of society’s right to know
Activists and others are joining forces at a conference which aims to yield a declaration on access to information.
If passed, the Secrecy Bill will help to mask the corrupt activities of those in government.