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May 31

Twitter, how could you sell me out?

Posted by Khatija in Twitter , tweeting , super injunction , streisand effect , south africa , ryan giggs , privacy , paul grayson , parliamentary privilege , new media law , new media ethics , mp john hemmings , lonwabo tsotsobe , house of commons , Freedom of Speech , essex , english premier league , defamation , court order , coach , britain


English Premier League footballer, Ryan Giggs, was identified by tweeters as having had an affair with model and Big Brother contestant, Imogen Thomas. Giggs, who got an order from a British Court, wants Twitter to reveal the identities of the various tweeters. 

Nov 12

CIPRO de-registers more companies that miss return deadline Companies that miss October deadline to

Posted by ikarolia in TAX , Organisations , MWeb , Linkedin , Jozi , IGoogle , Google Translate review , Google Translate , Google Search , Friends , Freedom of Speech , Freedom of Expression , Facebook profile , Discovery , Disappointments , DEREGISTRATION , Department , Cover-up , Consultant , CIPRO , BEE beneficiary , BEE , affliate marketing , ACCOUNTS , 3GS , 3G Network Coverage , 3D sound , 2010 Playmate of the Year , 2010 FiFA World Cup is Social Media ready , 2009 , 2.9mm , 2.6GHz , 1580l , 11 February 1990 , 10cm dilated , 1000 road deaths every month , 0888 888 888 , .ZA , .COM , #WWDC2010


 The Companies and Intellectual Property Office (CIPRO) has announced today that more companies and close corporations will be deregistered should they not comply with lodging annual returns.

Sep 04

Defend the freedom of expression

Posted by barrmar in media tribunal , Freedom of Speech , freedom , free press , Censorship


A new Media Tribunal has been proposed by the ANC as a means of controlling the press. While the proponents of this tribunal claim that the intentions in no way conflict with the ideals of press freedom, such measures always do carry a huge risk. 

Jun 01

Bid to ban porn in South Africa

Posted by barrmar in Pornography , porn ban , Freedom of Speech , eroticism


DH Lawrence had to turn to France to publish Lady Chatterly's Lover. Today it is a set book in many schools. James Joyce's Ulysses faced similar problems.  

May 28


Posted by thenack in Zapiro , thenack , outrage , mydl , muhammad , mail and guardian , Freedom of Speech


MyDL abuse

I could not believe how much namecalling and abuse I have had to endure over my post on Zapiro and Muhammad. So went and read some more on this topic, and I posted the blog elsewhere, also on some international blog sites. Here is my conclusion:

People on MyDl do not really concentrate while reading and have trouble following arguments.

They are also very quick to start with the namecalling and personal attacks, but hardly ever comment on something you actually said, or even try to formulate a proper argument.

I have up until now not received one comment that said where I was ignorant and why I was called all those names, except for Bianca who actually pointed out that I was presenting the Qur'an out of context. I have since edited my post and only use the Qur'an to illustrate my point about Muslims being very quick to react, but not demonstrating respect themselves. This point stand firm and no amount of namecalling will overide the logic, in fact, this is exactly the point of Zapiros cartoon.

Internationally most people agreed with the general jist of my post, locally the feeling was mutual. Muslims (at least the ones we hear from on TV, shoe, almost did it again) are very soon to be up in arms, even though they are not the most tollerant of religions. In fact, they threatened Mail and Guardian with voilence the night before the cartoon was published. This type of tantrum manipulation is childish and deserves (in my opinion), to be ridiculed. So if you have a problem with my opinion, and you strugled to follow the long post, here it is on a plate now, so agree with that or disagree:

POINT 1 The general feeling I get from the Muslim community (what their leaders say on TV) is that they are very easilly offended, but are themselves very intollerant of other peoples culture and religion. They are always up in arms and making some threat of voilence. Yes this is a general staement, but lots of people would agree.

POINT 2 Threats of violence over the Zapiro cartoon deserves ridicule. Mail and Guardian did good to ignore these threats, and since the over emotions have died down the matter has been discussed like grown ups.

Oh, and please let me know if using a cartoon of you-know-who to portray myself is going to get me killed. I thought it would be OK since pictures of you know who are not allowed.

Mar 24

ANCYL's freedom of speech(less)

Posted by OS GIKEN in speak , julius malema , Freedom of Speech , freedom , ANCYL


If it were so true, I, and everyone else, would be able to say what we want, when we want, and to whom we want. Freedom of speech, in my opinion, lies closely with defamation of character.

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