The recent harassment of Micah Reddy, an amaBhungane investigative journalist and R2K activist, is yet another affront on freedom of expression. Micah was accosted by members of the public, who are allegedly supporters of the BLF on the 17th of July, in Braamfontein after a panel discussion with Andile Mngxitama, BLF President on fake news […]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 be 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.
R2K strongly condemns web hosting company Hetzner South Africa for taking the website Black Opinion.co.za offline, suppressing the site contributor’s freedom to impart information. As R2K, we are convinced that Hetzner’s take-down of Black Opinion is an act of censorship which violates the website owner’s freedom of expression and the right to communicate. It is […]Read more »
It is with great shock and sadness that the Right2Know Campaign learned of the passing away of whistleblower and media freedom fighter, Suna Venter. It is even more saddening to note that the media fraternity also lost SABC camera operator Zama Mbalo, Carte Blanche’s Johann Botha, and anti-apartheid photographer Ranjith Kally all in a very […]Read more »
At the root of the governance crisis plaguing the SABC for many years are political and commercial interests that have sought to undermine the Broadcaster’s independence. Successive Communication Ministers have exploited contradictions in legislation to undermine the SABC Board and claim powers to directly appoint senior executives. The Right2Know Campaign has joined SOS: Support Public […]Read more »
The Right2Know Campaign welcomes the verdict in the disciplinary process of former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. This is a vital step towards building a new future for the SABC. However, we believe Hlaudi Motsoeneng should still pay back millions of rands in his ‘bonuses’ – these funds are owed to the South African […]Read more »