The Right2Know campaign will again mark South African “Freedom Week” – 27 April (Freedom Day), 1 May (Worker’s Day) and 3 May (World Press Freedom Day) – in recognition and celebration of the struggles and victories that all citizens, workers and journalists have fought for, to secure our collective ‘freedom’. Please RSVP and invite others […]
Right to Communicate
The Right2Know Campaign is proud to publish the Activist Guide to the Right2Communicate in support of our campaign to ensure everyone has access to the means of communication: Vula ‘ma connexion! We are encouraged by the estimation that 82.9% of people living in South Africa already have access to cell phones and that this number is […]
Our right to know will remain incomplete if our struggle is limited to securing access to information alone. We must struggle to ensure that information flows across society and that information forms the basis of a social dialogue that deepens our democracy and advances social, economic, and environmental justice. Our right to communicate – to […]
Imagine the CEO of the company you buy sugar from came into your home at the end of the month and took away any sugar you had not used. This would be a simple case of theft and you would report it immediately to the police. But a similar thing happens to thousands of people […]
On the 30 March 2013 the Right2Know Campaign responded to the Department of Education’s Draft Regulations Relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure. In our submission we note that internet connectivity can enable learners to have access to vast information and knowledge published online. Beyond the immediate educational value of internet access, the skills acquired to access the internet will […]
The Right2Know campaign believes that the proposed ICASA Amendment Bill (Notice No 970, Government Gazette Vol 569 No 35901, 23 November 2012) should be withdrawn in its entirety, pending the outcome and recommendations of the ICT Policy Review process. The R2K_Submission states that there are a number of provisions within the proposed Bill that fundamentally undermine the independence […]
Right2Know submitted a memorandum to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications during their hearings into the cost of communications at the end of November 2012. In the memorandum we draw the connection between the right to exchange information and ideas, access to information – and the profiteering oc telecommunication companies that stands as a barrier to the right to communicate. Please see the complete memorandum here.
The Right2Know Campaign aims to ensure everyone living in South Africa is free to access and to share information. This vision will never be realised without a strong, critical, well-funded media sector, that is free from government and corporate control. Thursday 3 May 2012 – the 19th commendation of the United Nations’ Press Freedom Day […]
In February 2011 the Right2Know Campaign National Summit resolved to broaden its focus from the Secrecy Bill to campaign for the free flow of information, including campaigning for a free and diverse media that can serve the information needs of all living in South Africa. After extensive consultation with our constancy – including a series […]
R2K and Cape Town Community TV produce 13 episode talk show exploring aspects of the right to know. View the shows here.