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JAMFEST Panel: 100 years of radio: celebrating the diversity of the medium across the continent
October 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Session Format: Panel
Host: Jamlab Africa
Moderator: Lerato Makate, Wits Center for Journalism (Community Journalism), Coordinator
- Mary-Ann Nobele, Radio Workshop, Project Officer
- Thabiso Kotane, PowerFM, Radio Presenter
- AU representative
The panel will reflect on the radio platform’s existence across the continent. Radio has been active for 100 years in South Africa but in other parts of Africa, it has existed prior. Panellist will share the history of the medium in the different regions of the continent i.e., Southern, Eastern and Western. They will discuss the role radio plays in nation-building, reaching/communicating with rural communities and bringing peace in conflict-stricken regions across Africa.