African Union condemns protection of information bill

By Andy Rice 15 September 2010

The African Union has spoken out against South Africa's proposed freedom of information bill. The AU's special rapporteur for media and freedom of expression, Pansy Tlakula, said: "If we pass the present bill, it will undo the good work the Republic of South Africa has done to ensure freedom of information." She made the statement at the launch of the Gauteng branch of the Right2Know campaign.  Read more: News24, The Daily Maverick