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Department
Communication Studies
Course
COMM 2501
Professor
Klaus Pohle
Semester
Winter

Description
Class 12- Laws Protecting the State, the Public Order and Democratic Institutions • An Overview of the Laws • Security of Information Act (formerly The Official Secrets Act) – Ss. 3, 4(1) (a) (b) (3), 16 – Protects military and state secrets; government information; – Provides for in-camera trials • Access to Information Act – Ss. 13-27; 69 – Protects certain areas of government business from public scrutiny • An Overview of the Laws • Emergencies Act – Provides for the creation of temporary executive powers during local, national or international emergencies • Criminal Libels – Defamatory Libel – Seditious Libel – (Blasphemous Libel) – (Obscene Libel) – Emergencies Act • Public Welfare Emergency – Ss. 5-15 – Consent of province(s) required • Public Order Emergency – Ss. 16-26 – Consent of province(s) required • International Emergency – S
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