ANC defends Secrecy Bill
By Lelethu Mquqo
23 November 2011
In the face of national and international criticism, the ANC has defended the Protection of State Information Bill.
The party says the draft legislation is essentially a security Bill, not a media Bill.
Following its acceptance in Parliament yesterday, the party added that the legislation mirrored international best practice as states have constitutional obligations to protect their people and territorial integrity.
According to the ANC, the Bill aims to promote transparency and accountability in governance.