For too many years our government’s national budget has reflected a commitment to conservative economic policies that gives tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations in the hope that they will create jobs and meet the needs of our people. While government has increased spending on social grants to reduce extreme poverty, on the whole economic policies […]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 invites everyone concerned by the recent attacks on democracy in parliament to a candle light vigil on Thursday 19 February at 18h00 in the Central Methodist Church,Longmarket Street, Cape Town. We call on the people of Cape Town to come in your numbers and send a clear message to those that aim to undermine our hard-won […]Read more »
The Right2Know Campaign and the Open Democracy Advice Centre will be among the bodies bringing an urgent application in the Cape High Court on Tuesday to get an interim order to interdict Parliament from jamming the communications from Parliament, ensure that the feed from Parliament is not cut, and that the cameras remain focused on […]Read more »
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 »
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 »