R2K is outraged by Parliament’s decision to let the SABC off the hook, and abandoning the proposal for an inquiry into the crisis at the SABC. ANC MPs on the committee have been complicit in the decline of our public broadcaster and have acted in bad faith, failing to exercise their publicly entrusted responsibilities in […]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 Right2Know Campaign will picket tomorrow in Cape Town and Pretoria to coincide with a meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Communications. Our main demand is that Parliament must urgently reconstitute the board through an open public process, similar to the appointment of the Public Protector. We continue to call for the removal of […]Read more »
R2K is appalled by the recent clampdowns on journalists and media outlets in Turkey. The past few weeks have been extremely worrying for media freedom in that country, which has a shameful record of persecuting outspoken journalists. As part of a wider purge after the failed military coup of 15-16 July thousands of people including […]Read more »
R2K Gauteng activists are currently confronting SABC management and staging a sit-in at SABC Headquarters in Auckland Park. This is in response to the SABC management’s decision to bar four journalists from entering their place of work. Yesterday, the Labour Court ruled in favour of the four journalists who were unlawfully dismissed for standing […]Read more »
In a significant victory for persecuted SABC staff and the fight to reclaim the public broadcaster, the Labour Court has ruled in favour of four of the journalists who were unlawfully dismissed. Judge Robert Le Grange has said that Krivani Pillay, Suna Venter, Foeta Krige and Jacques Steenkamp are entitled to return to work. The […]Read more »