[bestbits] International groups sign-on statement on South African Draft Online Regulation Policy

Deji Olukotun deji at accessnow.org
Mon Jun 8 15:14:28 EDT 2015

Hi Jeremy,

This is a great statement. Access has signed on.


On Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 3:22 PM, Jeremy Malcolm <jmalcolm at eff.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am writing to present a new opt-in sign-on statement for your
> consideration.  Not too long ago Anriette from APC posted a message to
> this list about the Draft Online Regulation Policy on which the South
> African Film and Publications Board publicly consulting.  The draft
> policy is over-broad, and allows content to be blocked without a
> judicial order.  Therefore many civil society groups in South Africa
> have been actively mobilising against it.
> One of the groups leading this fight (along with APC and others) is
> Right2Know, and Micah Reddy from that organisation has contributed a
> joint statement for international groups to sign in solidarity with
> local activists:
> http://bestbits.net/draft-online-regulation-policy/
> This supplements, but does not replace, an existing petition that is
> also linked at the bottom of the statement, and which you are also
> encouraged to endorse.
> This is a campaign that many of us can get since it does not raise any
> issues that most participants have found divisive (such as
> multi-stakeholder mechanisms or civil society funding), however it is
> known some Best Bits participants have different views about child
> protection and may not with to endorse.  This is totally fine, because
> like all our joint statements, it is opt-in, being posted on our open
> platform so that those who agree can endorse, and those who do not can
> abstain from doing so.
> Nonetheless I would like to encourage all of those who agree with the
> statement to consider endorsing it.  Many thanks in anticipation of your
> support.
> --
> Jeremy Malcolm
> Senior Global Policy Analyst
> Electronic Frontier Foundation
> https://eff.org
> jmalcolm at eff.org
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Deji Olukotun
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