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Freedom of Information Bill Commentary available now!

19 Jul, 2019
We have just published a detailed Commentary on the Freedom of Information Bill, complete with recommendations on further improvements that can still be made on the Bill before it is passed into law.

Colleagues!

We have just published a detailed Commentary on the Freedom of Information Bill, complete with recommendations on further improvements that can still be made on the Bill before it is passed into law.

We have also sent a written submission concerning the Freedom of Information Bill gazetted on 5 July 2019, to the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services.

As stated in our reaction when the Bill was gazetted on 5 July 2019, the Bill in its current state fails to give effect to either the letter or spirit of the right to access information found in Section 62 of the Constitution.

The detailed Commentary on the Freedom of Information Bill is available for viewing and download in the resource centre on our website.

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The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.

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