We, young Souh African journalism students, are against the Protection of State Information Bill as it undermines our constitution, which clearly protects our freedom of speech and of the press. We also feel that the current government is contradicting its own ANC media charter which has enshrined in it press freedom.
As students wanting to work as journalists, we will feel threatened in practising our vocation, especially when we want to inform the public about the injustice we see within our communities.
This makes us doubt and question the freedom we would like to think we have in this country.
We commend and support the Right2Know Campaign and all democrats who oppose the Protection of State Information Bill.
“Those who have nothing to hide, hide nothing at all.”
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