Freedom of press critical, says internet founder

From Business Day:  AS THE internet explodes in new markets and across different cultures, the role of a free press and the ability of journalists to sift through masses of new information to find the truth is a very important priority, the founder of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee, says.

Governments around the world are seeking to gain more control over private information gateways. In South Africa, a controversial secrecy bill has been passed that moves to protect sensitive government information and punish whistleblowers.