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 »
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.
R2K welcomes the SABC Editorial Review Process as an important opportunity for South African citizens to shape the character of the public broadcaster which they own. It is vital that ordinary people, civil society organisations and other stakeholders express their concerns and contribute their ideas regarding the functioning of the SABC. R2K attended public hearings […]Read more »
Given the high concentration of media ownership and lack of diversity in our media the role of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) in strengthening our democracy is beyond question. Right2Know Campaign calls for an urgent inquiry into the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA). R2K is alarmed, but not surprised, by the state […]Read more »
R2K notes that the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications has published the full CVs of shortlisted SABC Board Candidates on parliament’s website, after calls by R2K to make the CV’s public. R2K encourages members of the public to scrutinise these CVs and submit comments because public participation in the appointment of public officers ensures that […]Read more »
The recent harassment of Micah Reddy, an amaBhungane investigative journalist and R2K activist, is yet another affront on freedom of expression. Micah was accosted by members of the public, who are allegedly supporters of the BLF on the 17th of July, in Braamfontein after a panel discussion with Andile Mngxitama, BLF President on fake news […]Read more »