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The media certainly don't need the secrecy bill - Katy Katopodis

President Jacob Zuma addressed South African media to discuss the state of press freedom in the country on Sunday.

To mark National Press Freedom day, President Zuma discussed the Protection of State Information Bill and the controversial media appeals tribunal.

Katy Katopodis, secretary general of the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef), said that the media are strongly opposed to both proposed regulations.

Listen to the full conversation, with Koketso Sachane standing in, on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Katopodis said that the proposed Protection of State Information Bill should be sent to the Constitutional Court.

The President said the Protection of State Information Bill is still under consideration and various inputs and legal opinions are being processed.

October 19th is National Press Freedom Day, a day which commemorates the events of October 19, 1977, when apartheid authorities jailed a number of reporters.


This article first appeared on 702 : The media certainly don't need the secrecy bill - Katy Katopodis


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