Info Bill “essentially a security Bill, not a media Bill”, says ANC

Following Mail & Guardian Online report earlier on the passing of the “Info Bill” in Parliament – the ruling African National Congress released a statement saying it welcomed the National Assembly’s passing of the Protection of State Information Bill. In welcoming the bill the ruling party said this was an “essentially” security bill and “not a media Bill” which it claimed was aimed at “protecting the national security of the Republic of South Africa”. Continue reading