Secrecy bill: Vigil to persuade Zuma not to sign

2013-05-17 00:00

Activists, community leaders, journalists and members of NGOs took part in a vigil to urge President Jacob Zuma not to sign the Protection of State Information Bill into law. The protest was held outside the president’s official residence in Durban last night. Meanwhile, the SA National Editors’ Forum welcomed this week’s move by the Pan African Parliament to launch a continent-wide campaign to promote and protect press freedom and persuade African governments to abolish criminal defamation and ‘insult’ laws, as well as laws that restrict access to information and its publication in the public interest.

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