Yesterday Caxton, publishers of The Citizen newspaper, fired their editor Steven Motale after an internal disciplinary process in which Motale claims no hearing was held. The company justified the firing in corporate speak: “his ongoing employment at The Citizen has become untenable, as a result of this trust breakdown, which was solely due to Motale’s […]Read more »
Media Freedom & Media Diversity
Media freedom & diversity are two sides of the same coin. With out freedom the media would be the voice of government. Without diversity the media would the voice of dominant economic interests. The Right2Know campaigns for a media that can serve the information and expressions needs of everyone in South Africa.
Watch R2K’s Dale McKinley debate Piet Rampedi (Forum Journalists for Transformation) and Aubrey Tshabalala (Communication Workers Union) on media transformation in SABC”s Question Time.Read more »
The Right2Know Campaign commends the SABC 8 for refusing to back down in the face of death threats, bullets and intimidation. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the secret war being waged on members of the SABC 8, the group of public broadcaster workers who have blown the whistle on censorship and mismanagement at […]Read more »
We were shocked and saddened at the death of our friend and comarde Jeanette Minnie, a veteran campaigner for media freedom and freedom of expression in South Africa and across the region. Jeanette was an active volunteer in the Right2Know Campaign and the SOS Coalition, and was the first director of the Freedom of Expression […]Read more »
We learned last week that the Independent Media has decided that it will no longer be subject to the authority of the Press Council and that the company will instead rely on its own internal complaints mechanism. This is a serious blow to media accountability and undermines a system of independent co-regulation in the form […]Read more »