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WEBINAR PANEL DISCUSSION ON FAKE NEWS AND MISINFORMATION

When: Friday, 29 January 2021 - Friday, 29 January 2021
Where: Online Event
Off campus
Start time:14:00
Enquiries:

Lerato.Mtambanengwe@wits.ac.za

RSVP:

Please register here:  https://wits-za.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2XYyHRGcRuKHjJjK0z0_Zw

Cost: Free but registration is required

You are invited to a WEBINAR PANEL DISCUSSION ON FAKE NEWS AND MISINFORMATION

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) and the Wits School of Governance (WSG) invite you to a WEBINAR PANEL DISCUSSION ON FAKE NEWS AND MISINFORMATION.

The main objective of the webinar is to create a platform to educate and effect change regarding fake news, why do people do it, legal consequences in South Africa for spreading fake news and how to curb fake news especially during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa.

Attendees will get insights on, how to detect fake news, how to report fake news and how to avoid being complicit in the spreading of fake news.

 

Speakers:

Speaker: Dr Jabu Mtsweni- Research Centre Manager at CSIR

Speaker: Mr William Bird- Director at Media Monitoring Africa

Speaker: Ms Tanveer Jeewa - Communications and Legal Officer at International Commission of Jurists

Speaker: Professor Lucy Allais – Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Witwatersrand

Moderator:

Miss Kemantha Govender – Communications Manager at Wits School of Governance

 

Date: Friday, 29 January 2021

Time: 14:00 (Central Africa Time)

Platform: Zoom

Please register here:  https://wits-za.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2XYyHRGcRuKHjJjK0z0_Zw

 

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