The right2Know Campaign and SOS Coalition will mark World Press Freedom Day with a protest against censorship on 2 May 2014 from 11h00 – 13h00 outside the SABC on the corner of Henley and Artillery Road, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. The 3rd May 2014 marks twenty three years since the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration on […]Read more »
Since August 2010 we’ve been mobilising against draconian clauses in the Protection of Sate Information Bill (the Secrecy Bill). Our founding statement, “Stop the Secrecy Bill! Let the Truth Be Told!” laid out a “7 Point Freedom Test” for any such law. A lot has changed in the Bill since then (see resources below and our statements from Parliament) but the Bill has now been passed by Parliament, with several deep flaws unaddressed. In R2K’s analysis, it remains a threat to the free flow of information.
- Download the final version of Secrecy Bill.
- See our plain-language analysis of the latest version of the Secrecy Bill.
- Download R2K’s Parliamentary submission on the Secrecy Bill.
- Download the pamphlet “Key Questions on the Secrecy Bill”.
- View more resources.
In the run-up to the 2014 elections, the Right2Know campaign will again mark “Freedom Week” – 27 April (Freedom Day), 1 May (Worker’s Day) and 3 May (World Press Freedom Day) – in recognition of the struggles and victories that all citizens, workers and journalists have fought for and continue to fight for. The following […]Read more »
R2K Western Cape joins Walk of Witness to Parliament< R2K Western Cape will be supporting the Procession of Witness on Parliament called by the interfaith community on Saturday 19 April 2014. The procession will start at 10am on Keizergracht Street in District Six, and head to Parliament. We recognise this as the age of Marikana, […]Read more »
A long-awaited report reveals SA spooks’ endless battles with funds, efficacy and independence The joint standing committee on intelligence (JSCI) broke its three – year long silence last Thursday by finally tabling its much-awaited annual reports for 2010 and 2011-2012. (See the report here.) The reports detail internal turmoil within South Africa’s spy agencies, missed […]Read more »
Right2Know votes against police brutality AND secrecy – Where do political parties stand? What is the stance of our political parties on the brutal policing of protest? And what are their views on the Secrecy Bill? South Africans going to the polls this year deserve clear answers to these two questions from all our major […]Read more »