A Draft Online Regulation Policy would give authorities control over films and games distributed online, as well as publications containing loosely-described forms of sex, violence and hate speech.
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PEN American Center expressed outrage at the harassment and confinement in a mental institution of South African psychologist and novelist Zainub Priya Dala (ZP Dala) exacted in reprisal for her comments in appreciation of the writing of former PEN American Center President Salman Rushdie.
Two journalists were mistreated in separate incidents in the Soweto area of Johannesburg. Three people have been killed since the violent unrest began last week, after a foreign business owner shot a 14-year-old boy accused of trying to rob a shop.
The Centre for Environmental Rights used the country's Promotion of Access to Information Act to access records from a company accused of dumping illegal hazardous waste.
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