The Claude Leon Foundation

RIGHT2KNOW

  
While the Right2Know Campaign launched in August 2010 as an coalition of organisations and people responding to the Protection of State Information Bill (the Secrecy Bill), the Campaign quickly broadened its scope to tackle related issues. The Secrecy Bill is a symptom and symbol of much broader obstacles to the free flow of information: free expression and access to information are the building blocks of an accountable democracy that is able to deliver on the basic needs of its people.
  
In keeping with this commitment, the Right2Know Campaign now mobilises on four legs:

  

Stop the Secrecy Bill: Ongoing mobilisation and advocacy against draconian clauses in the Secrecy Bill.
 
InfoAccessNow!: Supporting communities and groups in our coalition to access existing information that is critical to their broader struggles for social justice.
 
Media freedom for All: Promoting a free and diverse media sector by monitoring and responding to legislative developments, educating and organising activist organisations on the ground on these issues, and advocating for more support for community media organisations.
 
Justice for Whistleblowers: Linking whistleblowers to appropriate partner organisations for legal support and advocacy.
 

The Right2Know Campaign is a coalition of many rather than a single organisation. We current operate through four provincial working groups — in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape — as well as an elected national committee made up of representatives from key civil society organisations, community groups and social movements from across our provincial support bases.

  
 

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