ANC Announces Changes to Secrecy Bill
The African National Congress (ANC) has bowed to pressure on the Protection of State Information Bill (Secrecy Bill) proposing a raft of changes in response to sustained criticism of the Bill.
ANC members of the ad hoc committee deliberating the Protection of State Information Bill now say the defence clause they have proposed will ensure journalists and whistle-blowers who disclose classified information revealing criminal activity or corruption will not have to go to court.
ANC committee member, Sam Mazosiwe, is being quoted by the media as saying that the ANC has done its own version because journalists or whistle-blowers would otherwise have to go to court to prove that disclosing classified information was in the public interest.
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