If you are a lamer on Twitter, please join my campaign
I started a haphazard No Media Tribunal campaign to try and get lots of irate Internet nerds to oppose the proposed Media Tribunal. If you are one of those nerds, first, get some sun. Please. You need Vitamin D.
This is Dr Joseph Goebbels. No, he does not work for the ANC although you may be forgiven for thinking so. To the Illiterati, this picture is meant to be ironic. As in, a difference between what is meant and what is portrayed. See, just like the ANC, Dr Goebbels was not a fan of free speech. I wonder why?
Secondly, please join my No Media Tribunal twibbon campaign. Now get some sun before sunlight becomes regulated by the Ultra Violet Radiation Tribunal.
Fear and loathing on the campaign trail
From the No Media Tribunal page:
The South African government is trying to establish a Media Tribunal to censor the press. I believe this goes against the spirit of what it means to be South African. It also tramples on the sacrifices made by many during Apartheid so that we may enjoy freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is absolute in my mind, because what you do not know can hurt you much more than what you do know.
Blog what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law
If you have a blog, please consider mentioning your thoughts on the proposed Media Tribunal. Feel free to link back to this post, or to the twibbon campaign. Also feel free to add me some comments at the bottom of this post.
External links relating to press freedom
- Electronic Frontier Foundation, more concerned with digital rights.
- The Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda under NAZI Germany. Bad idea then, bad idea now in South Africa.
- Reporters Without Borders, an advisory organisation on press freedom.
- Rights that are inalienable from a philosophical perspective.