The Right2Know Campaign is deeply concerned at what appears to be an attack on editorial independence by management at Media24 targeting journalists. Journalist Sipho Hlongwane is facing disciplinary action next Wednesday for his part in publishing the controversial blog “Could it be Time to Deny White Men the Franchise?” on the Media24-owned Huffington Post SA website. […]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.
Today (3 May) the Right2Know Campaign will mark Press Freedom Day with a protest march to the MTN headquarters in Durban, a Free Speech train cypher and a Hate Speech Bill workshop in Cape Town, and participate in a dialogue on the role of the media hosted by SANEF/IAJ/FXI/SOS/MDDA in Johannesburg. World Press Freedom Day […]Read more »
The Right2Know Campaign views the recent break-in at the SABC’s office in Parliament as an attack on the public broadcaster and on Parliament itself. We are particularly concerned that journalists’ computers were targeted in the break-in, suggesting the possibility that those behind the crime were after a sensitive or personal information that is on the […]Read more »
Supplementary Submission to SABC inquiry: Concerns of Communications Surveillance and State Security Abuses at the Public Broadcaster 16 January 2017 Download PDF submission here Following Mr Micah Reddy’s appearance before the Committee on 14 December 2016, the Committee asked Right2Know to give supplementary information about concerns of the State Security Agency’s (SSA) conduct at […]Read more »
Right2Know Submission to Parliament’s Ad Hoc Committee on the SABC Board Inquiry Micah Reddy, Right2Know Campaign – 14 December 2016 Download PDF Submission here. INTRODUCTION On behalf of the Right2Know Campaign, I would first like to take the opportunity to thank the Committee for its work and for calling the Right2Know Campaign to make an […]Read more »