The Right2Know Campaign has learned that three SABC employees have been suspended for allegedly disagreeing with an instruction not to cover on our peaceful protest against SABC management that took place on Monday. This latest move by management is outrageous! It reaffirms the reason that we protested in the first place – censorship and rampant […]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.
Right2Know activists will today stand in solidarity with allied organisations at a picket outside ICASA. We will gather from 11:30AM at ICASA, Block C, 164 Katherine Street in Sandton. The regulator’s Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) will be hearing a formal complaint brought by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) and […]Read more »
Today, at 10AM, the Right2Know Campaign together with allied organisations will be protesting outside SABC offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to demand an end to censorship at the public broadcaster and the removal of COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The SABC was transformed from propaganda machine of the apartheid state to become a public broadcaster […]Read more »
The Right2Know Campaign is highly dismayed by the SABC’s decision not to show footage of people burning public institutions in any of its news bulletins. This is a form of self-censorship and it’s unjustifiable. As a national broadcaster, the SABC is mandated to broadcast the realities of everyday South Africans. Protests, violent or otherwise […]Read more »
This week the Right2Know Campaign made submissions to Parliament on the Films & Publications Amendment Bill. This comes after the FPB published final regulations for online content. This briefing note, prepared by R2K’s Micah Reddy, unpacks the Bill, and the FPB’s new regulations — and the risks they may pose of internet censorship in South […]Read more »