Public Policy Dialogues in Mpumalanga.
On the 10th and11th of July, 2013, the Freedom of Expression Institute hosted a series of events in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga under the theme “Promoting free expression and information access for accountable governance”. These events included a public policy dialogue, workshop on the Regulation of Gatherings Act and discussions with community media organizations.
- The PPD was a platform to engage around perceptions on accessibility of the right to information in the country today
- The RGA workshops was aimed at building the understanding of the procedure to convene a legal “gathering”
- The community media engagements were meant to identify gaps in the strive for suitability in the sector
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Picket in Johannesburg
The FXI in support of the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) picket outside Luthuli House, the African National Congress (ANC) headquarters in Johannesburg in opposition to the Protection of State Information Bill, which was passed on 25 April 2013.