United Nations 3rd General Assembly´s Committee - Social, Humanitarian & Cultural
South Africa


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Position Paper for the United Nations Third General Assembly´s Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Delegation of South Africa by Jennifer Blattner

  1. Media Censorship and The Treatment of Journalists Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela fought against the apartheid in South Africa and he paid the price. Our country didn’t agree with the opinion of this important man and jailed him for 27 years. We’ve learned from the mistakes we’ve made and support the international freedom of the press and individuals.

Media Censorship is an important topic for our country. In 2013 “Freedom House” rated South Africa’s internet status as “free”.

Chapter 2 of the Bill of Rights: “Freedom of expression” 16. (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, which includes— (a) freedom of the press and other ...

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