Today the Right2Know Campaign commemorates Black Wednesday, the day in 1977 when the Apartheid government banned a number of Black Consciousness organisations as well as three publications on the pretext that they were disseminating ‘inflammatory’ material that threatened national security. This commemoration reminds us of the lengths to which paranoid, unaccountable and corrupt states will […]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 Wednesday 19th October 1977, the apartheid government arrested, detained and banned activists aligned to Black Consciousness Movement and 18 organisations involved in anti-apartheid activism. Three newspaper publications were also shut down on this day, for similar reasons and some journalists were arrested. Every year we commemorate this day as a Media Freedom Day or […]Read more »
The Right2Know Campaign has joined the call from civil society for the presidency of South Africa to intervene in the Israeli threat to attack the Women’s Boat to Gaza. The Palestinian Information Centre reported information from the Israeli daily Maariy stating that Israeli naval forces had been instructed to intercept the boat and arrest the […]Read more »
Today the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down an important victory for transparency and the public’s right to an open Parliament. Setting aside an earlier judgement by the Western Cape High Court, the SCA has ruled that it was unconstitutional to censor the television feed as Parliament did at the 2015 State of the […]Read more »
The Right2Know Campaign will be holding a National Day of Action in response to the ongoing SABC crisis on Wednesday 28 September 2016. This day marks the International Right to Know Day and we will be observing it by marching to top SABC advertisers and calling on them to pull their adverts on SABC until […]Read more »