There are four bills in parliament that are, directly or indirectly, hostile to freedom of expression. The nature, poor drafting and hostility of these bills towards our rights says a lot about the state of our government and its political intentions. 

These four bills are just some of a wide range of threats to free expression highlighted in a report released this week by the Campaign for Free Expression. Titled “The Landscape is Darkening”, it points to “several worrying trends, including the impact of systematic corruption and maladministration, a negative approach to rights in legislative proposals, and how violence, including targeting killings, is used to limit free expression”. ..

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