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 »
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 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 »
On Monday representatives of the SABC 8 appeared before Parliament’s SABC inquiry – Thandeka Gqubule, Krivani Pillay, Vuyo Mvoko and Lukhanyo Calata. Their testimony on the climate of fear and censorship at the SABC provide damning evidence of the absolute destruction wrought on our public broadcaster by Hlaudi Motsoeneng and his gang. We are especially […]Read more »
Over the past two days the SABC board chairperson and executive management have shown Parliament and citizens the middle finger – first, when the SABC delegation walked out of the inquiry, and again when last remaining member of the SABC Board, Professor Maghuve was a no-show at his scheduled hearing. SABC management has also refused […]Read more »
Yesterday Caxton, publishers of The Citizen newspaper, fired their editor Steven Motale after an internal disciplinary process in which Motale claims no hearing was held. The company justified the firing in corporate speak: “his ongoing employment at The Citizen has become untenable, as a result of this trust breakdown, which was solely due to Motale’s […]Read more »