MISA Criticises SA Over Press Freedom

South Africa is one of four countries listed as having concerning ‘media policy developments’, says MISA

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) says South Africa is one of four countries listed as having concerning ‘media policy developments’.
 
In a statement released by the to commemorate World Press Freedom Day 2016, MISA points out that, “While there has been a dramatic increase in the number of access to information laws on the continent – 19 to date – the right to access information on issues that affect people’s livelihoods remains beyond the grasp of the majority of African people.”
 
The organisation states that it remains extremely apprehensive about media policy developments in South Africa where proposed legislation‚ which the media sector and rights activists are railing against‚ includes the Broadcasting Amendment Bill‚ the Films and Publications Amendment Bill‚ the Cybersecurity and Cybercrimes Bill and the hotly debated Protection of State Information Bill (dubbed the Secrecy Bill).
 
To read the article titled, “'SA's media freedom in danger of decline because of ANC': Media Institute of Southern Africa,” click here.

Source: 
Times Live

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