New ‘key points’ bill should include public interest defence – media groups

A new bill currently being drafted to replace the apartheid-era National Key Points Act should include a clause that protects journalists investigating key points in the public interest, MPs have heard. MPs on the Portfolio Committee on Police went through a draft version of the proposed "Critical Infrastructure Bill" on Thursday, having completed the process of receiving public input. On Thursday, the civilian secretariat of police responded to a public submission made jointly by the South …