This week the Right2Know Campaign made submissions to Parliament on the Films & Publications Amendment Bill. This comes after the FPB published final regulations for online content. This briefing note, prepared by R2K’s Micah Reddy, unpacks the Bill, and the FPB’s new regulations — and the risks they may pose of internet censorship in South […]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.
This Africa Day, we highlight the gross violations of the right to free expression taking place across the continent. From Cape to Cairo we continue to witness attempts by the powerful to clamp down on media rights and free expression. Some of the most glaring abuses have taken place from Egypt to Eritrea, Kenya and […]Read more »
9 things you can do to build community media 1. Get involved According to the Electronic Communications Act, community broadcasters must involve the community on the ownership and control of their radio and/or TV stations. Stations must account to communities at Annual General Meetings, democratically elect their Boards, and offer opportunities for people to produce […]Read more »
On Monday 9 May Right2Know will picket outside the Cape Labour Court’s hearing of the landmark press freedom case when fired Cape Times Editor, Alide Dasnois, will test the right of editors to publish material which may be contrary to the public or private interests of the media owners. The case dates back to 6 […]Read more »
PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2016: CHALLENGES TO MEDIA FREEDOM IN SOUTH AFRICA World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2016 marks twenty five years since the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic Media. A free and diverse media is critical to promoting transparency, accountability and the freedom of expression that are vital […]Read more »