n South African Law Journal - The right to privacy and divorce trials : notes
|Article Title||The right to privacy and divorce trials : notes|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Law Journal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||230 - 237|
|Keyword(s)||University of South Africa|
The right to freedom of speech or expression of the press and other media, and the personality right to privacy - which is particularly prone to infringements by the mass media - are recognised and protected both at common law and constitutionally in the Bill of Rights. Because freedom of speech and the right to privacy are often diametrically opposed, a careful weighing up of these conflicting rights is required. In this regard the common law succeeded in achieving a workable balance between maintaining freedom of speech on the one hand, and protecting the right to privacy on the other.
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