The Right2Know campaign will host a discussion on 26 November 2010 in Cape Town on the Protection of Information Bill (the Secrecy Bill), which is sitting before Parliament. The Bill has been widely criticised for being unconstitutional and for threatening to create a ‘society of secrets’ in South Africa.
The theme of the event is "What will the Secrecy Bill mean for community media?"
Sithembile Mbete from IDASA will report back on the progress of the Bill in parliament and outline what still needs to be accomplished.
Nwame Cedile of the Right2Know Campaign will explore how the Bill will affect citizens at community level, and what community organisations can do to make their voices heard on this issue.
Shepi Mati, IDASA's radio unit manager, has produced a 12-minute radio programme on the Bill, to be distributed to radio organisations at the event.
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP: Murray Hunter, Tel: 021 461 7211 or firstname.lastname@example.org