Wan-Ifra calls on UK government for critical press freedom

The board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) has called on the United Kingdom government to address a number of critical press freedom challenges that threaten UK media and risk undermining recent international efforts to prioritise media freedom. Wan-Ifra made...

4 Jun 2019

Sanef condemns robberies at local KZN newspapers

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has condemned the recent spate of robberies at Igunundu Press's newspapers in KwaZulu-Natal. Five armed men broke in and stole all the computers, cameras and office equipment at the offices of Bayede News, ElaboHlanga and Ubukhozi. In a...

6 May 2019

What the world's journalists think of Julian Assange

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2019, Berlin-based PR company Sweet Spot PR conducted a poll on journalists' feelings on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. At least 70% of the participating journalists believe that Assange should not be punished for leaking government data. The PR...

2 May 2019

Sanef calls on Julius Malema, EFF leadership to apologise to Karima Brown

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) condemned the Economic Freedom Fighters' attack on journalist Karima Brown. In what Sanef has cited as a clear example of the attack on media freedom, EFF leader Julius Malema released Brown's cellphone number after which his supporters started...

6 Mar 2019

Fonts For Freedom campaign creates press freedom with font reconstruction

The Fonts For Freedom campaign, which was conceived by Reporters without Borders Germany and Serviceplan Campaign Hamburg, has reconstructed the house fonts of nine newspapers banned by governments in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Tanzania, Hungary and Russia. The fonts were then given...

26 Feb 2019

Students disrupt media briefing at DUT

TimesLive reported that the EFF Student Command (EFFSC) disrupted the SA Students Congress' (Sasco) address at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). They had pushed TV cameras away and insulted journalists. One of them had also tried to assault a photographer who was taking pictures and...

7 Feb 2019

R2K to picket at SABC offices in support of sexual harassment survivors

As part of its 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence efforts, the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) has expressed its support of the survivors of sexual harassment at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). To show its solidarity, it will picket outside the SABC offices in Auckland...

7 Dec 2018

Fox News decides to rally alongside CNN over Trump

According to a report by The Citizen, Fox News has decided to side with CNN in its legal battle to restore the access of White House reporter Jim Acosta. Acosta was banned for allegedly inappropriately touching a White House female intern as he struggled to hold on to a microphone Fox News'...

15 Nov 2018

Tito Mboweni shares context to war tweets against media

Finance minister Tito Mboweni and a South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) delegation recently met in Pretoria to discuss the minister's recent social media posts that threatened war against the media. At the meeting, Sanef reiterated its concerns around increased physical threats to...

14 Nov 2018

Sanef disapproves of Tito Mboweni's threats against journalists

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has condemned finance minister Tito Mboweni's social media posts that threatened war against editors. Check out the posts below: Wars start in different ways. Spears and shields, gun powder, bullets, and now through media: printed and...

12 Nov 2018

Former CNN producer Jennifer Thomas joins SA's Media Freedom Week

Jennifer Thomas, a former CNN journalist and news producer, will participate in Media Monitoring Africa's Media Freedom Week from 22-26 October 2018. The US Mission to South Africa is sponsoring her visit, which includes workshops in Johannesburg and Cape Town as well as a tête-à-tête with the South...

19 Oct 2018

Source claims Saudi journo killed at consulate in Turkey

According to reports from the Middle East Eye, the Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed following a seven-minute execution inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. An anonymous source claimed to have heard an audio recording of Khashoggi's final moments, which were captured on...

17 Oct 2018

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

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