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Southern Africa media organisations to send delegation to Botswana to protest new Bill which would threaten the country’s media freedom

February 3, 2022

The Botswana government recently published its proposed Criminal Procedure and Evidence Bill, which would allow for search, seizure and surveillance without a warrant.

In solidarity, the Media Institute of Southern Africa, Southern African Editors’ Forum and the Campaign for Free Expression joined the Botswana Editors’ Forum and the Press Council of Botswana to protest the Bill currently before parliament.

The Bill means that the Botswana government could intercept communication while the media and the public will be forced to disclose information to state intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

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