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South Africa - National assembly approves controversial information bill

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed by the South African national assembly's adoption of the new version of the Protection of State Information Bill (POSIB) yesterday with 190 votes for, 73 against and one abstention. An earlier version was already adopted at the end of 2011 but, in response to demands for changes from the opposition, the National Council of Provinces (the South African parliament's upper house) made a number of minor amendments. These concessions still fall far (...)

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