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Promoting and defending the constitutional right to freedom of expression The Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) was established at the birth of South Africa's new democracy in 1994. Freedom of expression was deemed sufficiently important for&nbs...


Access To Media & ICT
The FXI is committed to advancing freedom of the media to ensure a diversity of media and promoting the right of all people to communicate. Media freedom is an essential tool in the advancement of open, accountable and transparent institutions. Media...


Global Call on AU/UN Special Rapporteurs to Intervene in Social Media Blackout
80 Press Freedom Organisation across the Globe Call on AU/UN Special Rapporteurs to Intervene in Ongoing Social Media Blackout in Chad.

Copyright Amendment Bill - comments due Friday 30 June 2017!
Parliament has released the 2017 Copyright Amendment Bill for public comment.  The Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights –  has partnered with the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) in South Africa to facilitate stake...

Enzenzeleni community members arrested over water protests
The community of Enzenzeleni, Warden in the Free State is angered by empty promises from the provincial premier, Mr Ace Magashule. The community and members of the Freedom of Expression Network expressed their grievances and demands concerning poor s...


Workshop on why equality courts are not working as they should
  FXI’s Mduduzi Mtshweni (legal assistant) and Nomagugu Nyathi (research officer) attended a workshop at the Legal Resources Centre on how to assist victims of discrimination prepare and present a claim in the South African Equa...


Albutt and Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Others 2010 (5) BCLR 391 (CC)
In November 2007, President Mbeki instituted a special dispensation process to handle pardon applications for those individuals who did not participate in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliatio...

Independent Newspapers and Minister of Intelligence Services
The Independent Newspaper (Pty) Ltd. sought disclosure of procedural records in the Masetlha v. President of the Republic of South Africa matter. The newspaper attempted to join the Masetlha matter in order to gain access to written arguments filed b...

Media 24 and SA Taxi Securitisation (PTY) LTD
Media 24 published an article sharply criticizing the conduct of SA Taxi Securitisation (Pty) Ltd. and accusing it of, inter alia, "cheating taxi operators." SA Taxi thereafter brought suit against the news source and its editors for (1) general dama...

S v. Mamabolo
A spokesman for the Department of Correctional Services (Mr. Mamabolo) made a statement insinuating that a High Court Judge had acted improperly by granting bail to a prisoner, who would not be released. The Judge ordered the appellant to explain und...

SA Transport, Allied Workers Union and Garvas
A protest organized by SATAWU on behalf of its members within the security industry devolved into a violent riot where fifty individuals allegedly lost their lives. The respondents brought suit against SATAWU under section 11(1) of the Regulation of ...

Press Releases

May 23 2016


FXI Newsletter
Gordhan v Malema and Another - hate speech
Open/View PDF (Gordhan-v-Malema-and-Another-–-hate-speech_Dec-2018Jan-Feb-2019.pdf)

FXI Newsletter
ICASA settles with network operators on data regulations
Open/View PDF (ICASA-settles-with-network-operators-on-data-regulations_Nov---Dec-2018.pdf)

FXI Newsletter
Centre for Child Law & Others v Media 24 Limited & Others
Open/View PDF (Centre-for-Child-Law-&-Others-v-Media-24-Limited-&-Others_Sep-Oct-2018.pdf)

FXI Newsletter
SAMPADA Private Equity (Pty) Ltd v Samuel Mungadze
Open/View PDF (SAMPADA-Private-Equity-(Pty)-Ltd-v-Samuel-Mungadze_June-2018.pdf)

FXI Newsletter
Qwelane v South Africa Human Rights Commission, Freedom of Expression Institute as Amicus
Open/View PDF (Qwelane-v-South-Africa-Human-Rights-Commission_May-2018.pdf)

FXI Newsletter
Provision of the Regulations of Gathering Act declared unconstitutional
Open/View PDF (Provision-of-RGA_March-2018.pdf)

FXI's first newsletter
FXI's first newsletter
Open/View PDF (Announcing-the-Freedom-of-Expression-Institute-JanFeb1994.pdf)

The Freedom of Expression Institute has launched a newsletter as a platform for informing our audience on freedom of expression issues. It also provides FXN members with the opportunity to share their lived experiences around the country.
Open/View PDF (KhulumUzwakale_FXI_Newsletter.pdf)