ARTICLES RELATING TO RIGHT2KNOW

FXI welcomes arms deal picket ruling

2014-06-13 22:36

The court ruling allowing the Right2Know Campaign to picket near the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has been welcomed by the FXI.

Court rules in favour of arms deal picket

2014-06-12 12:14

The North Gauteng High Court has granted the Right2Know Campaign permission to picket at the Sammy Marks Square in central Pretoria where the Seriti arms inquiry is based.

R2K slams government challenge of Nkandla report

2014-05-20 15:31

The Right2Know campaign has condemned a decision by the security cluster of ministers to challenge Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on Nkandla in the high court.

R2K: Mothutlung a symptom of police brutality

2014-01-20 14:23

The deaths of four people in Mothutlung was "a symptom" of increasing police brutality and growing attacks on the right to protest, the Right2Know campaign says.

R2K wants editorial charter

2013-12-17 21:06

The Right2Know campaign has called for an editorial charter and an editorial advisory board at Independent Newspapers following the alleged removal of Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois.

Info bill not end of media freedom - Thloloe

2013-10-16 14:38

There will still be space for press freedom even when the protection of state information bill becomes law, former press ombudsman Joe Thloloe says.

Zuma passes 'spy bill'

2013-07-25 18:14

President Jacob Zuma has signed five bills into law, his office says. These include the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Act, also referred to as the "spy bill".

R2K to picket outside Luthuli House

2013-04-25 12:24

The Right2Know campaign says it will picket outside Luthuli House, the ANC headquarters in Johannesburg, and Parliament in Cape Town in opposition to the information bill which is set to be passed.

State secrecy a growing culture - R2K

2013-02-15 22:00

President Jacob Zuma has failed to acknowledge a "growing culture of secrecy and securitisation of the state", the Right2Know Campaign says.

R2K campaign voted newsmaker of the year

2012-12-06 16:01

The Right2Know campaign has been voted Johannesburg Press Club 2012 newsmaker of the year.

Activists vow to challenge info bill

2012-11-28 21:01

The Right2Know Campaign has warned it will launch a constitutional challenge to the protection of state information bill if it is signed into law without further amendments.

Info bill 'remains draconian, flawed'

2012-09-28 22:17

Organisations opposed to the protection of state information bill have vowed to continue resisting the contentious draft legislation.

Info bill: ANC says not bowing to pressure

2012-05-11 22:10

The ANC is not bowing to pressure with the proposed amendments to the protection of state information bill, says NCOP chairperson Raseriti Tau.

Media transformation too slow: R2K

2012-05-03 22:06

The pace of media transformation in South Africa needs to be quickened to ensure society's interests are served, says the Right2Know Campaign.

Security boss 'tried to silence whistleblower'

2012-02-20 21:15

The acting state security director general has come under fire for trying to “silence” a whistleblower in the department.

Plan against info bill hatched

2011-11-30 16:25

A seven-point campaign of resistance against the protection of state information bill has been hatched between editors, Cosatu, and the Right2Know Campaign.

Speaker alerted to bill complaints - protector

2011-11-22 19:10

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has submitted a summary of the main complaints her office received on the protection of state information bil to the Speaker of Parliament.

Celebs tweet Black Tuesday

2011-11-22 12:50

Local celebrities have tweeted their thoughts on the controversial Protection of state information bill that will come before the National Assembly for a vote.

Info bill 'has constitutional implications'

2011-11-22 10:40

The protection of state information bill has huge constitutional implications and should not be passed in its current form, the Right2Know Campaign says.

'Black Tuesday' protest at Luthuli House

2011-11-22 09:18
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A group of people dressed in black are protesting against the controversial protection of state information bill outside the ANC's headquarters in Johannesburg.

Info bill set to be tabled after delay

2011-11-10 21:30

The protection information bill will come before the National Assembly after a two-month delay, the office of the ANC chief whip says.

Protector asked to probe advisers

2011-10-14 10:04

Four civil society organisations have asked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to make a finding on the role of political advisers in procurement proceedings.

Activists seek rewrite of info bill

2011-09-20 18:01

The Right2Know Campaign says it will press the ANC to rewrite the protection of information bill.

'Secrecy bill' a step backwards

2011-09-17 07:43

Campaigners say South Africa's draft protection of information bill represents a major step backwards.

ANC widens definition of national security

2011-07-27 18:19

ANC MPs have proposed increasing the instances in which information can be classified to protect national security in a divisive new development on the protection of information bill.

 

Arms deal picket won't be disrupted

2014-06-12 14:23

Tshwane metro police have no intention of preventing the Right2Know Campaign from protesting at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry, a spokesperson says.

Stopping arms deal picket 'was wrong'

2014-06-12 10:18

The Tshwane metro police decision to stop a picket outside the Seriti inquiry was a flagrant disregard for the right to protest, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Premier 'saddened' by 4th protest death

2014-01-20 17:24

North West Premier Thandi Modise says she is "saddened" by the death of a fourth person following recent violent clashes over access to water near Brits.

SABC 'censors' negative Zuma reporting

2013-12-24 15:45
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Employees at the SABC have been instructed not to broadcast any reports on calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down, the Right2Know campaign and SOS Coalition have claimed.

Protest planned at SABC headquarters over censorship of local TV show

2013-10-21 11:32

The Right2Know Campaign is organising a public protest action outside the SABC's Auckland Park headquarters to picket the sudden canning of current affairs talk show The Big Debate.

Activists protest Anglo's 'dirty energy'

2013-08-06 14:16

Anglo American should abandon its plan to mine coal for power generation in Limpopo and instead help source renewable energy, Earthlife Africa says.

Vodacom, MTN rates under scrutiny

2013-06-13 13:54

Mobile network operators Vodacom and MTN are guilty of crippling the public's right to communicate, says lobby group Right2Know.

Changes to info bill, but debate continues

2013-04-23 17:39

The amended protection of state information bill looks set to be debated by the National Assembly.

Whistleblower's reinstatement welcomed

2013-02-08 07:28

The Right2Know campaign has welcomed the reinstatement of a whistleblower in the justice department, saying it is a "rare victory for whistleblowers in South Africa".

Info bill two steps from becoming law

2012-11-29 22:15
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The ANC has driven final amendments to the protection of state information bill through the National Council of Provinces, bringing the so-called secrecy bill two steps from becoming law.

Info bill a 'dog's breakfast' - Kasrils

2012-11-19 22:48

There are too many things going wrong in the country for critics of the so-called info bill to be silenced, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils has told a group of protesters outside Parliament.

R2K: Drop charges against M&G

2012-07-27 18:00

President Jacob Zuma must demand that charges against Mail & Guardian editor Nic Dawes and two journalists be dropped, a lobby group says.

Mixed response to info bill news

2012-05-11 12:48

The ANC's proposed amendments to the protection of state information bill appear to be a step in the right direction, but will be studied carefully, says the SA National Editors' Forum.

Info bill defies Constitution, MPs told

2012-03-30 19:31

The protection of state information bill falls woefully short on safeguards to avoid South Africa becoming "a society of secrets", the Right2Know campaign has told MPs.

Info bill hearings move to Bloemfontein

2012-02-07 07:25

Public hearings on the protection of state information bill are scheduled to continue in Bloemfontein, after hearings in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape.

Info bill approval condemned

2011-11-22 22:32

The National Assembly's approval of the protection of state information bill has drawn widespread condemnation.

Protesters lower flags to half mast

2011-11-22 14:42

Protesters outside Parliament have lowered the flags to half mast on two of the four poles at the Plein Street entrance to the parliamentary complex to mark "Black Tuesday".

Soweto protesters oppose info bill

2011-11-22 11:33

A group of Soweto residents who are protesting against the protection of state information bill, have described it as a "violation" of their rights.

Protest outside ANC's Pretoria offices

2011-11-22 09:29

Protesters gathered outside the ANC's Pretoria offices say the proposed protection of state information bill will be used to cover up corruption.

Protests planned for 'Black Tuesday'

2011-11-22 07:25
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Various human rights groups and media houses will be protesting the controversial protection of state information bill as it appears before the National Assembly for a vote.

Possible info bill defence welcomed

2011-11-10 18:35

The possible inclusion of a public interest defence in the Protection of State Information Bill has been welcomed by the SA National Editors' Forum and the Right 2 Know Campaign.

Opposition cries foul over info bill move

2011-09-27 21:13

The ANC's move to set up a ruling party-only mechanism to consider further submissions on the protection of information bill has drawn the ire of opposition parties.

Info bill not scrapped, finalised by year-end

2011-09-19 22:36

ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga says that the contentious protection of information bill will not be scrapped, and should be finalised by the end of the year.

MPs fail to salvage info bill: Right2Know

2011-08-29 22:25

The Right2Know Campaign says changes made to the protection of information bill have failed to deliver legislation befitting a democracy.

Pressure on ANC as info bill talks resume

2011-07-24 21:53

Parliament is set to resume its deliberations on the protection of information bill with pressure on the ruling party to go beyond concessions promised when it came under fire from Cosatu.

 
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