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 […]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.
The Right2Know campaign will again mark “Freedom Week” – 27 April (Freedom Day), 1 May (Worker’s Day) and 3 May (World Press Freedom Day) – in recognition of the democratic struggles and victories that all citizens, workers and journalists have fought for and continue to defend and advance democracy in South Africa. We’re calling on all […]Read more »
In the next few months South Africa will be changing its ordinary (or “free-to-air”) TV broadcasts to a new digital broadcast system. Decisions taken now will determine the future of television in South Africa. Please join Right2Know and Cape Town Community TV for a workshop on the future of TV in South Africa to mark Press Freedom […]Read more »
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. […]Read more »
On Monday 20 April 2015, R2K and the Open Democracy Advice Centre will be two of the applicants back in court to continue the challenge to Parliament’s broadcasting policy, which we believe allows for censorship of television coverage of events in Parliament. This is the latest hearing in a court action that began after the […]Read more »