The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) is a nation-wide coalition of people and organisations opposed to the Protection of Information Bill – also known as the Secrecy Bill – currently before the South African parliament. The Bill will threaten hard-won constitutional rights including access to information and freedom of expression. R2K believes a responsive and accountable democracy able to meet the basic needs of our people is built on transparency and the free flow of information. The R2K campaign statement – “Let the truth be told.
The Right2Know campaign was launched in August 2010 to stop the Protection of Information Bill (the Secrecy Bill) currently in Parliament, and to advance the right to access information across society. The Right2Know campaign is committed to joining other organisations and communities in fighting for information that is vital to their struggles.
Right2Know is hosting a public meeting on the Protection of Information Bill (the Secrecy Bill) on 20 April 2011 in Cape Town.
The theme of the event is "How can communities deepen the fight against secrecy in South Africa?"
-- testimonies against secrecy and for the right to know --
The Right2Know Campaign is hosting a public rally entitled “Let The Truth Be Told”, to be held on the evening of Tuesday, 1 February, at the Mowbray Town Hall in Cape Town. The government’s ‘Secrecy Bill’ (the Protection of Information Bill currently before Parliament) would shroud government activities in secrecy and punish citizens who try to bring the truth to light. “Let The Truth Be Told” will bring communities together to show that they will not be silenced!
After a Week of Action to protest the Protection of Information Bill (the secrecy Bill) the Right2Know Campaign has emerged as a vibrant campaign with significant influence in the public discourse. This rapid growth has raised a number of questions and the R2K has called for a National Dialogue amongst campaign supports to deliberate on matters of the Campaign's scope, strategy, and structure .