Tomorrow (3 May) the Right2Know Campaign will mark Press Freedom Day with protest at the SABC in Auckland Park, Johannesburg as well as at the MTN & VODACOM regional offices in Century City, Cape Town and at the City Hall in Durban.
The SABC protest – a street carnival & protest party highlighting the suspecion that the SABC building is a National Key Point – will take place at the SABC on the corner of Artillery Road & Canary Street, Auckland PArk, Johannesburg from 12h00 to 16h00.
The festival atmosphere will include a youth theatre group staging their drama called “Press and media expression” as well as a National Key Point photo booth live-tweeting pictures of R2Kers from in front of the SABC and various other artists.
The picket at MTN and VODACOM regional offices will mark the first public demonstration against the high cost of mobile communication upheld by the virtual duopoly fo these two corporations. Protesters will gather on the corner of Century Bulivard and Heron Street in Century City, Cape Town at 13h00.
In Durban the Right2Know will be highlighting opposition to the passing of the Secrecy Bill at the Durban City Hall from 10h00 to 12h00. The Secrecy Bill remains a threat to journalists, whistleblowers and activists across south Africa.
- More information about the SABC Street Party here.
- More information about the R2K’s campaign for the right to Communicate here.
- More information about R2K’s opposition to the Secrecy Bill and our petition to calling on President Zuma not to sign the Bill here.
R2K Gauteng spokesperson: Dale McKinley (072 429 4086)
R2K KZN spokesperson: Desmond D’Sa (083 982 6939)
R2K W.Cape spokesperson: Nkwame Cedile (060 478 7563)