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Friday, November 5, 2010

postheadericon Proposed media controls in South Africa necessary to protect information and national security , says government

....a threat to freedom of the press, say critics.


The proposal by the South African government to set up a media monitoring body in South Africa under the PROTECTION OF INFORMATION BILL has generated a lot of debate.Commentators are calling for wider debate on the issue, while critics say the proposed legislation is too draconian and is media censorship, apartheid-era style.


Watch comedians Corne and Twakkie from the Most Amazing Show(South Africa)take the piss out of the proposed media control body.


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