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How serious are the assaults on press freedom in South Africa?

The proposed Information BiIl and Media Tribunals are a serious assault on press freedom in South Africa. They ultimately come out of the internal wranglings of a party that needs not fear the loss of office
Tony Curzon Price
Anton Harber Tony Curzon Price
30 August 2010
Tony Curzon Price interviews Anton Harber, leading journalist, editor and media academic in South Africa. What are the proposed reforms? What is their likely impact, and what is the cause of the assault?


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