Drowning in a sea of corruption – help finally arrived
I created the image above because I wanted to express my feeling of helplessness about what is going on. All I can do is stand and watch while the politicians write laws that rescue those who don’t deserved to be rescued.
It is my view that the Protection of Information Bill will save those who are drowning in a sea of corruption and that the bill will be used to classify documents that should be in the public domain. Corrupt officials will use the bill to classify documents and then use this classification to prevent the information from being passed on to the media.
I think that the bill poses a huge threat to our democracy in South Africa and is a blow to freedom of the press and will have a “particularly deadening effect on the work of investigative journalists, anti-corruption campaigners, shop stewards and others.”
For more information read the Mail & Guardian: http://mg.co.za/article/2011-09-02-lifting-the-lid-on-toxic-gruel