SA’s surveillance legislation has failed in several ways to protect journalists’ communications‚ a report compiled by the Right2Know (R2K) campaign says. The report‚ titled Spooked‚ was launched on Wednesday in Johannesburg. "This latest R2K report looks at a range of case studies of journalists who appear to have been spied on‚ to unpack what happened‚ how it happened‚ and which parties appear to be responsible‚" the organisation said. The aim is of the report‚ according to the organisation‚ is to give journalists a better picture of the threats they might face so they can better defend themselves, and to rally the broader public to ensure an end to these surveillance abuses and the bad policies that enable them. According to the report‚ the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication related Information Act (Rica) has failed to protect journalists’ communications — along with that of the general public.

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