On Monday representatives of the SABC 8 appeared before Parliament’s SABC inquiry – Thandeka Gqubule, Krivani Pillay, Vuyo Mvoko and Lukhanyo Calata. Their testimony on the climate of fear and censorship at the SABC provide damning evidence of the absolute destruction wrought on our public broadcaster by Hlaudi Motsoeneng and his gang. We are especially […]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.
Over the past two days the SABC board chairperson and executive management have shown Parliament and citizens the middle finger – first, when the SABC delegation walked out of the inquiry, and again when last remaining member of the SABC Board, Professor Maghuve was a no-show at his scheduled hearing. SABC management has also refused […]Read more »
Yesterday Caxton, publishers of The Citizen newspaper, fired their editor Steven Motale after an internal disciplinary process in which Motale claims no hearing was held. The company justified the firing in corporate speak: “his ongoing employment at The Citizen has become untenable, as a result of this trust breakdown, which was solely due to Motale’s […]Read more »
Watch R2K’s Dale McKinley debate Piet Rampedi (Forum Journalists for Transformation) and Aubrey Tshabalala (Communication Workers Union) on media transformation in SABC”s Question Time.Read more »
The Right2Know Campaign commends the SABC 8 for refusing to back down in the face of death threats, bullets and intimidation. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the secret war being waged on members of the SABC 8, the group of public broadcaster workers who have blown the whistle on censorship and mismanagement at […]Read more »