Was the High Court right to find that the DA’s SMS saying Zuma ‘stole’ was fair comment?

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By Dario Milo and Ben Winks

Last Friday, 4 April 2014, the Johannesburg High Court ruled that it was ‘fair comment’ for the Democratic Alliance (DA) to label President Zuma a thief in a bulk SMS sent to over 1.5 million recipients last month. The judgment raises important questions about the boundaries of free speech in a democratic society. Continue reading

There are ways to fix the Information Bill (Milo and Wilde)

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I wrote this article with my colleague Duncan Wild, for the City Press September, 2010.

A major current threat to media freedom materialised in July 2010 – just as the country was celebrating a successful World Cup – when the Protection of Information Bill was presented to Parliament.

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Bill can’t stand constitutional scrutiny

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I wrote this article with Okyerebea Ampofo-Anti for the Sunday Independent in 2010. The article examines the implications of the Protection of Information Bill.

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State secrecy bill returns, worse than ever

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I wrote this article for the Sunday Times in July 2010 about the problems with the Protection of Information Bill.

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Chilly winds are blowing around South African media

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I wrote this article for the Mail & Guardian in January 2010.

I wrote about important developments in media law in the European Court of Human Rights and the Canadian Supreme Court.

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