Twenty years after helping defeat apartheid, the eminent writer Nadine Gordimer is fighting again - this time against the South African government's plans to muzzle the media.
If passed, the measures would allow the government to ban the publication of material deemed detrimental to "the survival and security of the state". The catch-all phrase "national interest" would allow it to close down discussion of any topic which threatened to embarrass those in power. It is these proposals which have led Gordimer to don her campaigning armour once more, and go into battle against a government she believes may be about to reverse the democratic gains of the last two decades.
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