17 June 2024 | 09:00 AM

Listen: Media law podcast on surveillance with Sam Sole

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Law firm Webber Wentzel’s Dario Milo speaks to Sam Sole and Professor Jane Duncan in the third episode of his legal podcast series on media law in South Africa.

The subject of the episode is surveillance and the impact of legislation on South Africa’s media freedom.

Get the podcast here.

AmaBhungane was involved in a landmark court case, challenging the constitutionality of South Africa’s surveillance law known as Rica – the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act.

After it heard legal arguments in February, the Constitutional court must decide whether to uphold the high court’s September 2019 ruling that found in amaBhungane’s favour and declared several provisions of Rica to be unconstitutional.

Explore more on our surveillance coverage: 

Analysis: Inside amaBhungane’s landmark ruling on surveillance
Advocacy: Surveillance — silent killer of journalism and democracy
Watch: #RICAchallenge highlights with Karabo Rajuili
Watch: Murray Hunter highlights the key issues around Rica

 

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Before joining the amaBhungane team in 2017, Micah was the national coordinator for media freedom and diversity at the Right2Know Campaign. He holds a Masters in African Studies from Oxford University and a BA Honours in History from Wits University.

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