Freedom of Speech - World News Issues

Freedom of Speech issues imageFreedom of speech is an international concept that is constantly being challenged by both governments and media companies alike. Like with ethics, things are hardly ever simply black and white with free speech, These articles examine the boundaries of protecting the public, decency, privacy and the right to information. Since this is a significant macro issue, many of the articles will present country-specific analysis and comparisons.

Editorial control of talk shows in South Africa

Freedom of speech in South Africa was dealt a serious blow recently by a decision to centralise editorial control of all SABC radio talk shows. The blanket directive covers content related to political issues and governance and has caused an uproar by many media activist groups in the country. For now, the public have little choice but to hope that any political meddling will be exposed through alternative channels.