Right2Know notes with serious concern the threats made by EFF leader, Julius Malema to journalists working for the New Age and ANN7. This is not the first time that Malema has bullied and threatened media workers. We are reminded of him very aggressively booting out BBC journalist Jonah Fisher from a press conference in […]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.
R2K urges the leadership of the police to issue a clear message to its members: citizens have a right to photograph and film police officers! After another incident last week, in which a bystander who recorded police brutality on his phone was was arrested and held overnight, we have once again written to the head […]Read more »
Right2Know responds to Forum of Journalists for Transformation: Congrats on your launch, but if you are journalists, then get your facts straight! The Right2Know Campaign welcomes the launch of the newly established Forum of Journalists for Transformation (FJT), recognising that this is a necessary initiative with the potential for a collective or working journalist to […]Read more »
R2K would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the producers of Miners Shot Down for winning an International Emmy Award on Monday night. The film which won in the Best Documentary category will run the course of history, revealing how events unfolded that led up to the Marikana Massacre in 2012. We call on […]Read more »
As inequality deepens and social cohesion falters South Africa needs a media that can offer expression to the full range of voices and facilitate the substantive and complex debates about the social and economic future of the country. Unfortunately, with high levels of concentration in ownership, widespread commercialisation and editorial cost cutting, and increasing threats […]Read more »