South Africa’s Right To Know (R2K) Campaign is organising a march outside Parliament in Cape Town on Saturday 17 September from 10am to 1pm to once again protest the Protection of Information Bill (Secrecy Bill) which seeks to severely limit freedom of the press.
A R2K statement reads: “It’s been almost one year since R2K mounted its first march on Parliament in protest at the draconian Secrecy Bill! Through the efforts of our membership of civil society organisations, social movements and community groups, we have ensured that many of the draconian clauses have been removed or revised. But despite efforts to reform the Secrecy Bill in Parliament, the final draft that will appear before the National Assembly still metes out harsh prison sentences to whistleblowers, and poses a clear threat to the free flow of information.
“On Saturday 17 September from 10am to 1pm, thousands of South Africans will join in a march to Parliament to reject the final draft of the ‘Secrecy Bill’.’
How can you get involved?
1) Join our MARCH! RSVP on the Facebook event page: SPEAK OUT AGAINST SECRECY: MARCH TO PARLIAMENT!
2) Send this invitation to everyone you know!
3) Volunteer to be a MARSHAL on the day. Reply to this email with your contact details and “Marshal” in the subject line.
For more information, and to organise transport for your community contact Nkwame Cedile: firstname.lastname@example.org / 021 461 7211 or 078 227 6008
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