In a significant victory for persecuted SABC staff and the fight to reclaim the public broadcaster, the Labour Court has ruled in favour of four of the journalists who were unlawfully dismissed. Judge Robert Le Grange has said that Krivani Pillay, Suna Venter, Foeta Krige and Jacques Steenkamp are entitled to return to work. The […]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.
On Tuesday, 26 July, R2K KZN in partnership with other organisations will be marching to the SABC offices in Durban. We are marching to highlight our concerns regarding the current crisis at the SABC. As members of the public who rely heavily on the SABC as our news source we refuse to remain silent while bad […]Read more »
The Right2Know Campaign is seriously concerned by the threats made against the station manager and other employees of Madibeng FM, a community radio station in Brits. Earlier today members of the Bapo Ba Mogale Traditional Council and their associates attempted to force the station to cancel a live interview with critics of the Council’s deal involving […]Read more »
The following statement has been issued by educators in journalism and media studies (PDF version). “We, the undersigned educators in journalism, media studies and related subjects, condemn in the strongest terms the arbitrary suspension and firing of some of the leading journalists at the SABC. The journalists were suspended after making legitimate editorial inquiries about […]Read more »
The Right2Know Campaign and the SOS Coalition stands in solidarity with the eight SABC journalists who have just been fired, effectively for challenging censorship at the public broadcaster. What followed was a process that can best be likened to a show trial, presided over by political lackeys, where due process is scoffed at and the […]Read more »