Wrap up of Media Freedom Week 2018

Media Monitoring Africa together with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted Media Freedom Week this year (22 to 25 October 2018) and once again, it lived up to the excitement! We were joined by over 170 people across our four fiery discussions, and so we say a big thanks to everyone who helped make these events such a roaring success by sharing your ideas – you all helped us celebrate our 25th birthday in style! We hope to see you again next year for something bigger and better!

For those that missed it, we have your back! Each link below provides a wrap-up to each of the events, including recordings of all panel discussions. Enjoy! For more information, you can contact us at info@mma.org.za or on (011) 788 – 1278.

MONDAY: 22 October 2018: Journalism is in crisis. Can children save the day?
The discussion was facilitated by Siki Mgabadeli from ENCA and the panel heard expert contributions from Taryn Hinton: MMA’s Legal Advisor, Beth Amato: Journalist & former Isu Elihle Winner, Reggy Moalusi: Editor-in-Chief Daily Sun and Tshinanne Ngwedzeni: Former child media monitor.

Read the Wakelet from this event.

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TUESDAY: 23 October: Are we “post truth” or “post journalism” and does it really matter?
The robust panel discussion included: Chris Louw: Digital Strategist at Caxton Community Newspapers, Jennifer Thomas: Assistant professor at Howard University, Phathiswa Magopeni: Group Executive For News & Current Affairs Division SABC and Khadija Patel: Editor-in-Chief at Mail and Guardian.

Read the Wakelet from this event.

Watch the presentation:

 


WEDNESDAY 24 October: The SABC: On its way up or on its way out?

As anticipated this event was full of interesting discussion and debate and it was refreshing to see the new SABC CEO Madoda Mxakwe join our panel. The discussion was facilitated by Krivani Pillay: ENCA, PRIMEDIA & SABC and the other panelists were: Justine Limpitlaw: Electronic communications lawyer, Lethabo Dibetso: Media Development and Diversity Agency and Duduetsang Makuse: SOS Coalition National Coordinator.

Read the Wakelet from this event.


THURSDAY 25 October: #Elections2019: The bots are ready… Are you?
We asked you to bring your controversial ideas and innovative solutions to this event and you did not disappoint! Stephen Grootes from SAFM led the discussion with: Avani Singh: lawyer | director & co-founder of Alt Advisory & Power Singh Inc, Adam Oxford: Freelance journalist and Nomsa Masuku from the IEC.

Read the Wakelet from this event.