Resource centre: Media laws, cases and analyses

The legal environment and free expression
Laws can help citizens exercise their right to free expression – for example, national constitutions guaranteeing the right to freedom of expression and freedom of information.

Database of legislation and case law affecting free expression in Africa
Legislation refers to laws (called Acts or Statutes) enacted by parliament, while case law is law based on the reported decisions of judges in cases that come before them. In their decisions, judges give the relevant facts of the case and the legal reasoning they applied to reach their decision.




This is an appeal, by the Attorney General, against the decision of the High Court which nullified the deportation of the Respondent by the Minister of Home Affairs, hereinafter referred to as the ...






This was an appeal against an assessment of damages by the Deputy Registrar. The plaintiffs obtained a judgment in default of defence. The appellants, the plaintiffs in the court below commenced an ...