With the July 15 deadline for public submissions on the Film and Publications Board’s Draft Online Regulation Policy now behind us, the Rigth2Know Campaign can take encouragement from the huge public outcry against the regulations over the past few months. Since March we have protested outside the FPB offices in Centurion, secured over 8,500 signatures […]
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 article below was published by itweb: By Paula Gilbert, ITWeb news journalist. Johannesburg, 7 Jul 2015 Time is running out for South Africans to comment on a proposed draft policy that could see widespread Internet censorship and the suppression of freedom of speech online. The date for comment on the Film and Publication Board’s (FPB’s) […]
Right2Know together with Privacy International and the Association of Progressive Communicators submitted suggestions for right to privacy-related questions to be included in the list of issues on South Africa, Human Rights Committee, 114th session, June-July 201Su5. Concerns raised relate to the right to privacy and communication surveillance in South Africa. Download the submission here.
On Thursday, 28 May, the Film and Publications Board (FPB) will hold a public hearing on their latest draft regulations. The Board is attempting to give itself sweeping powers to police what we see, hear and say online. The Right2Know Campaign and allied organisations opposed to internet censorship – the SOS Coalition, Freedom of Expression […]
The Right2Know Campaign notes with concern that under the guise of providing free internet to those who don’t have it, Facebook Inc. is luring them into a highly controlled and insecure online environment, thereby compromising their rights as citizens. Facebook’s “internet.org” project was initially presented as a philanthropic roll-out of the internet, along with grandiose […]
On Wednesday, 29 April 2015 the Right2Know Campaign Gauteng will be protesting outside the Film & Publications Board offices at 420 Witch Hazel Avenue, ECO Park in Centurion from 11:00AM – 13:00PM. The Right2Know Campaign calls on the public to reject the Film and Publications Board’s (FPB) proposals to censor the internet in South Africa. […]
R2K is proud to launch Expanding the Right to Communicate: an Activist Guide to Internet Access. For the past two years, the Right2Know Campaign has been building a public campaign for more democratic access to telecommunications. Every person in South Africa has the right to access and impart information and to freedom of expression – rights that […]
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! We reject policies and laws that restrict our online freedoms, including RICA, the Cybercrimes Bill, the Film and […]
UPDATE: Sign the petition to scrap the FPB’s draft regulations at www.r2k.org.za/HandsOffOurInternet! The Right2Know Campaign calls on the public to reject the Film and Publications Board’s (FPB) proposals to censor the internet in South Africa. The FPB wants broadly defined powers to police everything published on the Internet – including blogs, personal websites and Facebook […]