Media, Politics

Kasrils slams media bill

By Andy Rice 10 August 2010

Former Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils says government needs to rethink its Protection of Information Bill and the proposed media tribunal. He said that he was appalled with the words of Cecil Burgess, chairperson of the ad hoc committee handling the bill, who said that South Africa had gone overboard in pursuit of openness.  “Let us hear critique of the bill and let us improve it. What we are in our constitution is about openness, transparency and accountability,” Kasrils said. Read more: TimesLive and Eyewitness News.

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