This week the Right2Know Campaign made submissions to Parliament on the Films & Publications Amendment Bill. This comes after the FPB published final regulations for online content. This briefing note, prepared by R2K’s Micah Reddy, unpacks the Bill, and the FPB’s new regulations — and the risks they may pose of internet censorship in South […]
Hands Off Our Internet
The internet is where freedom of expression happens! The people of South Africa want laws and policies that promote freedom of expression, protect our privacy and stop surveillance, and bring down the cost of data and airtime!
This is a joint statement of civil society organisations committed to upholding human rights and seeking social justice in South Africa. It was delivered at the gates of Parliament on Tuesday 26 April 2016. On 30 March 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Committee issued a strong condemnation of South Africa’s surveillance capabilities, and the […]
Memorandum to Department of Justice: Demands to Stand Against Surveillance and Fix RICA! 26 April 2016 On 30 March 2016, a report by the United Nations Human Rights Committee came down hard on South Africa’s surveillance practices1. The Human Rights Committee expressed concern at the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information […]
Join the Right2Know Campaign for a public meeting to advance Access to a Free Internet. DATE: Tuesday 3 May 2016 (World Press Freedom Day) TIME: 9h00 PLACE: TBC, Johannesburg MORE INFO: Micah Reddy 832973444 firstname.lastname@example.org This event forms part of Right2Know’s Freedom Week 2016. #FreedomWeek
On Monday 7 March 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Committee will review of South Africa’s human rights record and its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights provides for the right of every person to be protected against arbitrary or […]
Right2Know together with Privacy International and the Association of Progressive Communicators submitted suggestions for right to privacy-related questions for the consideration of the periodic report of South Africa at Human Rights Committee, 116th Session, 7 – 31 March 2016. Concerns raised relate to the right to privacy and communication surveillance in South Africa. Download the submission here.
What’s wrong with the draft Cybercrimes & Cybersecurity Bill? Here are the submissions made by a range of local and international organisations: AccessNow Association of Progressive Communications Electronic Frontier Foundation Media Monitoring Africa Mozilla Foundation M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism (amaBhungane) Open Democracy Advice Centre OWASP Cape Town Chapter Right2Know Campaign Internet Service Providers Association […]
[UPDATE 19 JANUARY 2017 — the Department of Justice has unveiled a new, redrafted version of this Bill approved by Cabinet. The guide below reflects the 2015 version of the draft Bill, not the new version] What’s wrong with the draft Cybercrimes Bill? A lot. But these are its Seven Deadly Sins. Click on each […]
[UPDATE Aug 2017 — This submission below reflects the 2015 version of the draft Bill published by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in 2015, not the 2017 version of the Bill in Parliament. See R2K’s updated analysis on the 2017 Bill here.] Right2Know Campaign Preliminary Position on the draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill […]
Right2Know has written to the FPB challenging them to publish records of their public hearings and all the written submissions they received on their website after Cabinet approved the Film and Publications Amendment Bill last week. There is every reason to believe that Cabinet is attempting to push through the Film and Publication Board’s (FPB) envisioned […]