As the year draws to a close, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) reviews the new and proposed legislation that were put forward that could have the potential to severely clamp down on the realisation of our human rights to freedom of expression, as well as access to information.

According to Prinola Govenden, head of Media Policy, the media are key enablers and protectors of our human rights and should be a champion for the realisation of human rights but need the freedom to do so.