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. Despite gathering dust on the President’s desk since November 2013, in R2K’s analysis, it remains a deep threat to the free flow of information.
- Download the final version of Secrecy Bill.
- See our plain-language update of what’s STILL wrong with the Secrecy Bill (Sept 2014).
- See how the final version of the Secrecy Bill fails the 7-Point Freedom Test (Nov 2012).
- Download R2K’s Parliamentary submission on the Secrecy Bill (March 2012).
- View more resources.
The Right2Know Campaign condemns the security cluster ministers’ announcement that they will challenge the Public Protector’s report on Nkandla in the High Court. This move is the latest example of the use of ‘state security’ structures to infringe on democratic processes and undermine accountability. We note that the ministers have already gone to great lengths […]Read more »
This article first appeared on People’s Assembly (pa.org.za) With the lead up to elections, representatives of the Right2Know (R2K) social movement campaign marched through the streets of Cape Town on Friday, May 2, in silent protest for freedom and the public’s right to know about various political issues such as political party funding, and the […]Read more »
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 »