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Dario Milo

Dario Milo

    The case against criminal defamation
    The case against criminal defamation
    One of the most significant events in our recent history of free speech and media law happened last Saturday at a workshop on criminal defamation,...
    Access to court papers is part of open justice
    Access to court papers is part of open justice
    Justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done. This is the essence of the principle of open justice. Put differently, the public has a...
    SMS ruling muddies the waters
    SMS ruling muddies the waters
    This week the Constitutional Court overturned an electoral court finding that the Democratic Alliance had violated the Electoral Act and code of...
    Freedom of expression loses in Swaziland case
    Freedom of expression loses in Swaziland case
    Last week, the Swaziland High Court handed down a decision with grave implications for freedom of expression. The Nation magazine, an...
    Key Points Act a flimsy cover for Nkandla
    Key Points Act a flimsy cover for Nkandla
    One of the foremost academic architects of our Constitution, the late Professor Etienne Mureinik, described our Bill of Rights as "a ­compendium of values empowering ­citizens affected by laws or decisions to demand justification"....
    Cementing the right to publish and be damned
    Cementing the right to publish and be damned
    Last week the Constitutional Court handed down a momentous ruling on freedom of speech. The case concerned the constitutionality of aspects of the...
    Rulings leave freedom of expression in lurch
    Rulings leave freedom of expression in lurch
    Freedom of expression has suffered two body blows in recent weeks. The first occurred when the ANC majority in the ad hoc parliamentary committee...
    When it comes to hate speech, context is king
    When it comes to hate speech, context is king
    In 2010 South Africa's commitment to freedom of expression was put to the test.
    Dutch precedent for protection of media sources
    Dutch precedent for protection of media sources
    Writing in this newspaper at the end of January, one of the present authors predicted that "South Africa faces a challenging year as far as media...