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

This Sunday on Media@SAfm show

This Sunday, 17 July 2011, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include:an analysis of the News of the World scandal with the news team from The Independent (UK);Prof Franz Kruger on lessons that South African journalists and media houses can...

15 Jul 2011

Lineup for Sunday's Media@SAfm show
Lineup for Sunday's Media@SAfm show

This Sunday, 10 July 2011, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include:the launch of the Press Freedom Commission, headed by former Constitutional Court chief justice Pius Langa;assessing latest KFC campaign by the Ogilvy Johannesburg and KFC...

8 Jul 2011

Support Hammerl Trust
Support Hammerl Trust

To support the tertiary education of Anton Hammerl's children, Aurora (11), Neo (7) and Hiro (15 weeks at 23 May), a trust has been set up. Payments may be made through PayPal via www.freeanton.org. Donors wishing to assist the family with more immediate needs can email...

25 May 2011

Follow Press Council public hearings on Twitter
Follow Press Council public hearings on Twitter

The national series of public hearings being hosted by the Press Council of South Africa - to which the public has been invited to discuss the review of its press code, complaints procedure, constitutions and the role of the press ombudsman in South Africa's print media - kicked off on Thursday, 17...

17 Feb 2011

SANEF CT council meeting to tackle local elections, media freedom issues
SANEF CT council meeting to tackle local elections, media freedom issues

Public protector Thuli Madonsela will be the keynote speaker at the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) Cape Town council meeting dinner on Saturday, 12 February 2011, in Cape Town. Chief electoral officer Pansy Tlakula will be among the speakers who will discuss local government elections...

11 Feb 2011

SANEF comments on SABC ICASA case
SANEF comments on SABC ICASA case

Commenting on the ruling of Judge C J Claassen on a review requested by the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) of the dismissal by the Complaints and Compliance Committee of the Independent Communication Authority of SA (ICASA) of complaints brought by the FXI against the SABC for blacklisting...

28 Jan 2011

This Sunday on Media@SAfm

This Sunday, 14 November 2010, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include the big winners of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards; an eye on Chris Moerdyk; Ogilvy Cape Town's Stimoral Infinity as ad of the week; roundtable discussion on the...

12 Nov 2010

Past reminder of freedom goes to Cape Town
Past reminder of freedom goes to Cape Town

Fresh from its Johannesburg screening, the Right2Know campaign will show the documentary The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, as a reminder of the need for free press, access to information and the price that whistle-blowers have paid. The documentary covers...

20 Oct 2010

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