The Right2Know Campaign stands in solidarity with the striking SABC workers and calls on SABC management to immediately address the 13 demands from October 2017. It is disheartening that since the appointment of the permanent SABC Board, little if anything, has been done to honour the SABC’s commitment to workers’ rights. It must be noted […]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.
The Right2Know Campaign is deeply worried by recent media revelations of suspect correspondence between, and dodgy payments from, MultiChoice to SABC and ANN7. R2K intends to lodge a complaint with the Public Protector and has written to Parliament’s Communications Committee to launch an inquiry. It is insinuated that these payments from MultiChoice to Gupta-linked ANN7 […]Read more »
Shadow of the Secrecy Bill – no to SSA censorship threats! R2K rejects the State Security Agency’s desperate threats against the publishers of The President’s Keepers, written by veteran investigative journalist Jacques Pauw. Today NB Publishers revealed a cease-and-desist letter from the SSA, demanding they withdraw the book under threat of criminal charges. The SSA’s […]Read more »
Today marks 40 years since the apartheid state tried to crush Black Consciousness Movements on what is now known as the Black Wednesday. On this day, in the wake of the murder of Steve Bantu Biko in detention, the apartheid Minister of Justice, Jimmy Kruger banned The World and Weekend World newspapers, and the church […]Read more »
Join R2K for the 40th commemoration of Black Wednesday – the banning of Black Consciousness organization and newspapers in 1977: MEDIA FREEDOM – A LONG ROAD TO GO STILL [FORUM] 19 OCTOBER 2017 18:00 – 20:00 ISIVIVANA CENTRE, 8 MZALA STREET, KHAYELITSHA BLACK WEDNESDAY and the suppression of media and social organizations that occurred on […]Read more »