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JAMFEST Panel: Misinformation vs. Disinformation in Africa Important as Countries across the Continent go to the Polls
October 18 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Session Format: Panel Discussion
Host: Jamlab Africa
Moderator: Pheladi Sethusa, Wits Center for Journalism, Lecturer
- Thandie Smith, Media Monitoring Africa, Head of Programmes
- AU representative
- Africa Check
This panel will help journalists and media professionals clearly define the difference between misinformation and disinformation and how to easily identify this on social media. Experts will share misinformation and disinformation campaigns, past and present and respond to the crucial question of whether African governments should place this discussion on their national agenda and work hand-in-hand with media houses and civil society to tackle this.
- What does it mean to create journalism that is sustainable for society?
- Look at functional start-ups.
- Content and Funding of media.
- Lessons and Opportunities