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Annual Ruth First Memorial Lecture: Fire, metaphor, media

When: Thursday, 18 October 2018 - Thursday, 18 October 2018
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:18:00


RSVP to by Friday, 12 October 2018

The 15th annual Ruth First Memorial Lecture will be presented by Ruth First Fellow, Niren Tolsi.

He will speak on Fire and media: Towards a new South African journalism. The lecture is hosted by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Professor Ruksana Osman, the South African National Editors’ Forum and Wits Journalism. This year’s respondents will be: Mathlatse Gallens (Chair, Sanef); Bongani Siqoko (Editor, Sunday Times), Khadija Patel (Editor, Mail & Guardian). This year’s event is being held on the eve of Media Freedom Day, marking the clampdown on newspapers by the apartheid state on 19 October 1977.

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