South Africa entered the Open Government Partnership (OGP) at its inception in 2011, making comprehensive commitments to openness and transparency (see http://www.ogp.gov.za/?q=node/16). Last week, the international OGP partners met in Pretoria, and in October South Africa is set to take over as the chair of the OGP. The Right2Know Campaign, the Khulumani Support Group, Afesis-corplan and […]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.
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 »
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 »
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 »