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South Africa: Is blogosphere a decent place?

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa, Freedom of Speech, Law, LGBTQ+

Anne writes about a very interesting case for bloggers and net activists [1], “The 39-year-old man suspected of posing as the male prostitute who blogged about having sex with prominent South Africans has appeared in a magistrate's court in Cape Town on charges of theft and crimen injuria*. The crimen injuria complaint against Juan Duval Uys was lodged by Simon Grindrod, the Independent Democrats councillor. Grindrod's name had been used on an Afrikaans blog, which claimed he had had sex with a prostitute named Skye, who is now believed to be Uys.