Prior restraints

Prior restraints

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In the context of the freedom of press and other media, prior constraints refer to cases where:
(a) publication is prohibited; or
(b) approval from a person or body is required before the information may be published.
The Constitutional Court considered the extent to which Parliament can impose prior restrains on the press’ ability to publish information, in the case of Print Media South Africa and Another v Minister of Home Affairs and Another 2012 (6) SA 443 (CC).

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