Invite: Open House Debate on The Impact of Social Media on the Arab Spring

Monday 5 March 2012 – 16:00 to 18:00

Follow: #ArabSpringSA



ProJourn, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) invite you to an Open House public debate on The Impact of Social Media on the Arab Spring.

DATE & TIME: Monday 5 March 2012, 4-6pm

PLACE: Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, 9 Jubilee Rd, Parktown, JHB

CHAIR: David Chislett (ProJourn New Media Delegate, and multimedia journalist)

PANEL: 1) Benjamin Pogrund (former Rand Daily Mail Deputy Editor, now Israel-based correspondent for The Guardian and others)

2) Bassem Eid (former Kol Ha’ir journalist, now Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, Palestine)

3) Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla (former correspondent for the SABC in Cairo during the Arab Spring)

** For those who can’t be there in person, the Open House will be live-tweeted by MMA’s MediaMatters – #ArabSpringSA – so your questions can be fed by MediaMatters to the Panel.

A light finger supper and networking / interviewing opportunity will follow the debate.

** RSVP (essential for catering purposes): Leela Parbhoo / 011-484-1765 before the close of business tomorrow, Friday 2 March.

Best regards

Michael Schmidt
Administrative Secretary
Professional Journalists’ Association of South Africa
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