Court overrules FPB censorship of Inxeba

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and the South African Screen Federation (Sasfed) is rejoicing the overruling of the censorship of Inxeba. The Film and Publications Board (FPB) reclassified the film as X18. R2K and Sasfed entered the case as friends of the court with representation by the Legal...

29 Jun 2018

Wan-Ifra, six media organisations criticise Facebook's new ad policy

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) has expressed concern regarding Facebook's latest advertising policy. The policy labels news as political advocacy and includes such content in its political ad archive. According to Wan-Ifra, along with six media organisations...

12 Jun 2018

Ukraine's security forces help Russian journo escape assassination

The Daily Maverick reports that a Russian journalist, Arkady Babchenko, who was thought to be dead is well and alive. Babchenko had sought the help of Ukrainian security officials in Kiev after it was discovered that there was a Russian-backed operation in the process of assassinating him. Read...

31 May 2018

AFP's Shah Marai killed in explosion

Shah Marai has been killed in an explosion he was covering in Kabul, Afghanistan on 30 April 2018. Marai worked for AFP since 1996.

30 Apr 2018

R2K announces Freedom week

The Right 2 Know campaign has marked 27 April - 3 May as Freedom Week. The campaign's Freedom week programme includes 11 events hosted by activists and organisations in the R2K network in recognition of the struggles and victories of people across South Africa. See list of events here....

26 Apr 2018

R2K wants Sentech to put 15 community radio stations back on the air

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) has expressed its unease regarding Sentech's decision to cut the signal of 15 community radio stations because they cannot afford to pay Sentech to carry their broadcasts. R2K has demanded that the state-owned signal distribution company put the stations back on air...

19 Apr 2018

Sanef condemns Shivambu's attack on journo, calls for action

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has strongly condemned the incident in which EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu physically attacked Netwerk24 photographer Adrian de Kock within the Parliamentary precinct in Cape Town. A video shows how Shivambu attacks De Kock after he asks him to...

20 Mar 2018

Accessing of journalist's phone records enrages R2K campaign

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) has issued a statement saying that the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (Rica) needs to be completely overhauled following the surveillance accessing of journalist Athandiwe Saba's phone records. The...

12 Mar 2018

CPJ to release imprisoned journalists census

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will release its yearly census of imprisoned journalists on 13 December 2017. The CPJ's report will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. The census lists journalists imprisoned as of midnight on 1...

11 Dec 2017

CPJ to release imprisoned journalists census

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will release its yearly census of imprisoned journalists on 13 December 2017. The CPJ's report will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. The census lists journalists imprisoned as of midnight on 1...

11 Dec 2017

R2K to hold media freedom panel discussion on Black Wednesday

Right2Know (R2K) Western Cape will be hosting a panel discussion on media freedom in commemoration of Black Wednesday at the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The panel discussion is being held in partnership with AIDC, AmaBhungane, and Worker's World Media Production. Forty years after...

18 Oct 2017

Right2Know presses for SABC editorial independence

Right2Know (R2K) made an appearance at public hearings in three provinces and thereafter submitted a formal document that outlines its key concerns and recommendations regarding the current SABC Editorial Review Process. Some of the key concerns and recommendations of R2K is the readjustment of...

31 Aug 2017

Centre for Human Rights commends High Court judgement

The Centre for Human Rights commended the High Court of South Africa's decision to require Jon Qwelane to apologise for hateful speech towards the LGBT community. The judgement was handed out last week and the court has given Qwelane 30 days within to apologise.

22 Aug 2017

Sanef, BLF back at it

News24 reports that the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg will hear arguments for and against Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama. The South African National Editors Forum wants Mngxitama arrested and jailed for 90 days if he is found to be in contempt of court and if he afterwards...

8 Aug 2017

Sanef condemns BLF's attack on Micah Reddy

The South African National Editors' Forum has condemned the recent harassment of a journalist. Micah Reddy, a journalist at the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, was verbally assaulted and harassed by members of the Black First Land First movement along with its leader, Andile...

19 Jul 2017

R2K calls on SAPS, Parliament security to conduct investigation into SABC break-in

The Right2Know Campaign has expressed concern regarding the recent burglary at the SABC's offices in Parliament. R2K is particularly concerned about the fact the SABC journalists' computers were the target of the burglary. In light of this matter, R2K has called on the South African Police...

25 Apr 2017

Today R2K demand government to lower data and airtime costs

At 10.30am today, Right2Know will appear before the Parliamentary committee on telecommunications to make demands of the government to lower the cost of data and airtime. Rallying with South Africans around the slogan #DataMustFall, R2K claims that the high costs set by major telecoms companies...

21 Sep 2016

The Press Ombud rules on Dasnois case

A ruling passed by the The Press Ombudsman on Monday has called for the Independent Media to apologise to Alide Dasnois, former editor of The Cape Times. This ruling comes in response to the Independent Media's coverage of a settlement between the media group and Dasnois earlier this year regarding...

2 Aug 2016

Growing support for 'Friends of SABC journalists' fund

A crowdsourced campaign has been launched on Generosity.com to raise funds for the SABC journalists who lost their jobs for standing up for media freedom. Called 'Friends of SABC journalists', the campaign has raised more than R240,000 in less than 12 hours. Click here for more and to support the...

20 Jul 2016

Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest sparks more deaths

Two men were gunned down by police after they opened fire at what's been dubbed a "hate group" event, celebrating cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Texas, reports the Mail & Guardian Online. This just months after the French Charlie Hebdo attacks for regularly depicting the Prophet on its cover....

4 May 2015

Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

Sanef approach the Cape High Court over parliament signal jamming

The South African National Editors Forum together with Primedia, Right2know, Media24 and Open Democracy Advice Centre this morning approached the Cape High Court to seek an order that Parliament undertakes that no jamming of mobile signal shall ever happen. Sanef also sought an order that Parliament...

18 Feb 2015

Cape Town Press Club decries SAPA closure

The Cape Town Press Club has decried the closure of South African Press Association (SAPA) as a blow to press freedom. The 70-year-old organisation will be wrapping up its operations and closing down at the end of March. The closing down of a domestic news wire service means that South Africa now...

9 Feb 2015

Safrea takes on Motsoeneng

The SA Freelancers' Association (Safrea) said yesterday it is going to the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) regarding the SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng and his proposal to "license" journalists. Safrea chairperson Clive Lotter said the statements made by Motsoeneng in this regard were "an assault on...

31 Jul 2014

Sunday's Media@SAfm show to feature AdReview Awards winners

This Sunday, 20 May 2012, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include: Journalists bribery allegations with guest Raymond Louw, deputy chairman of Media Freedom of SANEF How television is changing in Africa with guest Alan Musa, vice president...

18 May 2012

Join Right2Know Campaign summit tomorrow

At its annual national summit, tomorrow 3 March 2012, the Right2Know Campaign will hold a public meeting to hear reports from recent provincial NCOP Secrecy Bill hearings and debate strategies on the way forward to stop the Secrecy Bill and build a united front. The meeting is form 2-5pm at the...

2 Mar 2012

New acting executive directors at FXI

Following the resignation of Elston Seppie, executive director of the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI), due to ill health, the organisation has appointed Mbalenhle Cele and Raashied Galant as joint acting executive directors. FXI chair Anton Harber states that the organisation's regrets losing...

24 Feb 2012

Media, media houses invited to picket on Black Tuesday take two
Media, media houses invited to picket on Black Tuesday take two

"Say YES to KNOW. NO to censorship. NO to secrecy laws. Wear black on Tuesday again"- the National Press Club is calling for another Black Tuesday tomorrow, Tuesday, 29 November 2011, which has been met with mixed reactions. There will be a picket outside Primedia Place, corner of Fredman Drive and...

28 Nov 2011

Cele to speak at SANEF AGM, Heather Brooke at Nat Nakasa awards dinner

National police commissioner general Bheki Cele will be the guest speaker at 12 noon at this year's South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) AGM in Cape Town on Friday, 16 September 2011, which is themed 'Media and the Law'. The AGM and council meeting will be followed by the annual Nat Nakasa...

15 Sep 2011

Reminder: R2K freedom march this Saturday
Reminder: R2K freedom march this Saturday

Wear red and black and join the 'Raise Your Voice! Scrap the Secrecy Bill' rally and march on Saturday, 13 August 2011, from Wits Great Hall, Johannesburg, at 10.30am with a march to the Constitutional Court at noon. The future of our democracy rests on an active and informed citizenry, willing and...

12 Aug 2011

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