The murder of 10 journalists in Paris at the Charlie Hebdo offices in a targeted attack has highlighted the fragile existence of journalists and cartoonists in the world today. Freedom of expression is one of the cornerstones of a vibrant democracy, and one in South Africa which has been hard won. Nevertheless, like all rights […]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 aftermath of the recent horrific murders of media workers in France have raised difficult but important questions about the challenges and place of media freedom in the context of social and political polarization and unequal power. These questions resonate in South Africa where we grapple with the value of freedom of expression, the right […]Read more »
25 November 2014 The Right2Know Campaign and the SOS Coalition will be protesting for free Set-Top Boxes outside the Universal Service& Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) on Wednesday, 26th of November 2014 from 11:00AM – 13:00PM. The South African government is in the process of migrating free-to-air television broadcasting services from analogue format to […]Read more »
Today, 18 October 2014, is the Right2Know Campaign’s National Day of Action for the Right to Communicate. In Johannesburg we will deliver memorandums to Naspers/Media24 and the SABC. In Cape Town we will hand memorandums to the cell phone cartel and Independent Newspapers, member of the print media cartel. You can view all memorandums here: Naspers/Media24 SABC Independent Newspapers […]Read more »
National of Action Day for the Right to Communicate R2K statement for immediate release: 15 October 2014 The Right2Know Campaign will be holding a National Day of Action for the Right to Communicate on Saturday 18 October 2014. In Johannesburg we will march with the SOS Coalition from Naspers/Media24 to the SABC highlighting challenges facing […]Read more »