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 »
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.
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 »
Today, amid relentless attacks on the media from the ruling alliance and renewed calls for a media appeals tribunal, South Africa commemorates Black Wednesday – a day in 1977 when the apartheid state clamped down on dissent by shutting down three print publications and jailing journalists and editors. With rising threats to free expression and […]Read more »
Download R2K’s advisory on the right to take film and video without police harassment! SAPS officers almost never have the right to stop the media from taking photos or video. In fact they are under explict instructions not to – SAPS Standing Order 156. We have put together an advisory on the Standing Order, so […]Read more »
R2K and ODAC were disappointed to learn of the judgment handed down in the Western Cape High Court yesterday in relation to our challenge of the Parliament’s broadcasting policy and the use of signal jamming at the State of the Nation Address in February 2015. The majority judgment found in favour of the Speaker of […]Read more »