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.







The appellant is appealing against the judgment of the High Court of the 11th August 2006. By that Judgment, the High Court dismissed the appellant’s claim for damages for defamation against the ...



This Act may be cited as the Copyrights and Performance Rights (Amendment) Act, 2010 and shall be read as one with the Copyrights and Performance Rights Act, in this Act referred to as the ...