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 »
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.
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 »
Noting that the delay in appointing a permanent board for the SABC board was unlawful, unconstitutional, and tantamount to undermining the National Assembly, R2K notes with concern that Zuma has appointed loyalists to lead the SABC board. Zuma’s Chairperson, Bongumusa Makhathini, is currently the Chairperson of one of the Zuma family’s foundations (Ngema-Zuma Foundation). Makhatini’s […]Read more »
The heart of community media lies in MDDA hands. The Right2Know Campaign is therefore extremely concerned about the current MDDA board nomination process. It is disheartening to note the insufficient due diligence in respect of short-listing candidates for both the SABC and MDDA boards. To illustrate, Michael Bauer was short-listed for both boards despite being […]Read more »