A much easier way to work this is if a newspaper publishes an incorrect article or facts it must appologis on the front page in a half page report. We can also have an independant monitoring body that publishes an annual cock-up report and where the public can see what newspapers are just plain rubbish
This bill will plunge our country into the darkest days of Apartheid for it is precisely the same modus operandi and implemented purely to protect the corupt officialdom in the Stae. The same officials whom we request to work for us. By allowing this bill to pass it will give them access to every taxpayers cent without fear of exposure. All the hype by the ministers is purely spin doctoring to con the population most of whom have no idea of the ramifications and these low life politicians will merely buy them at a rally with a braai pack and empty promises as they have shamelessly done in the past.
I'm all against the protection of information the government deems 'in the public interest' BUT... I still feel the media should be held accountable for published information where there is no proper research and sourcing done. Its easy to print a retraction, but all the damage was done when you printed the words!!!
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