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. Stop the Secrecy Bill!” – demands that the Bill be drastically rewritten to bring it in line with constitutional values, or thrown out.
Want to know more about the Secrecy Bill? Want to know what you can do about it?
Join Right2Know for a public meeting on the Secrecy Bill on Tuesday, 7 June 2011 (17:30 for 18:00) in Cape Town.
Chaired by Judith February of Idasa, speakers will include:
- Pregs Govender, Deputy Chair, Human Rights Commission;
- Zapiro (aka Jonathan Shapiro), political cartoonist;
- Prakashnee Govender, COSATU;
- Imam Rashied Omar, Western Cape Religious Leaders' Forum;
- Pierre de Vos, Professor of Constitutional Law, UCT;
- Dmitri Holtzman, Equal Education;
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 6 June 2011.
Attendance is free, but places are limited.
For more about the Right2Know Campaign, refer to www.r2k.org.za.