Another View: Courts deal censorship two solid blows

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July 2011 will go down in history as a month the media in the UK will never forget. The telephone hacking scandal claimed the scalps of the London police commissioner, the assistant commissioner and various senior managers of News International; resulted in 11 arrests; and led to the closure of the famous News of the World tabloid.

I wrote this article about media freedom in July 2011, for the Sunday Times.

Court takes off the muzzle

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In April 2011, I wrote about a ground-breaking defamation case for the Sunday Times.

The Constitutional Court handed down a ground-breaking decision in the defamation case brought by Robert McBride, the former Ekurhuleni metro police chief, against The Citizen newspaper, who had called McBride a criminal and a murderer. The decision gives much-needed breathing space to the media, allowing more robust criticism of public figures.

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Analysis: Schoolboy scandals and defamation in SA. Quo vadis?

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I wrote this article with associate Greg Palmer for the Daily Maverick on defamation in March, 2011.

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When it comes to hate speech, context is king

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I wrote this article with Nozipho Mngomezulu for the Mail & Guardian about freedom of expression and the Protection of Information Bill in February 2011.

In 2010 South Africa’s commitment to freedom of expression was put to the test.¬†Click here to read the full article.

Dutch precedent for protection of media sources

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I wrote this article with Luke Choate, for the Mail & Guardian about media freedom in October 2010.

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