JAMFEST Panel: Misinformation vs. Disinformation in Africa Important as Countries across the Continent go to the Polls

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JAMFEST Panel: Misinformation vs. Disinformation in Africa Important as Countries across the Continent go to the Polls

October 18, 2023 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Venue: iClub

Session Format: Panel Discussion

Host: Jamlab Africa

Moderator: Pheladi Sethusa, Wits Center for Journalism, Lecturer 

Speakers: 

  1. Thandie Smith, Media Monitoring Africa, Head of Programmes
  2. AU representative
  3. Africa Check

Session Overview:

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.

Session Objectives:

  1. What does it mean to create journalism that is sustainable for society?
  2. Look at functional start-ups.
  3. Content and Funding of media.
  4. Lessons and Opportunities

Details

Date:
October 18, 2023
Time:
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://civictech.africa/africaflows-conference/

Organizer

CivicTech Africa
Email
info@civictech.africa
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Venue

Tshimologong Precinct
41 Juta Street, Braamfontein
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2017 South Africa
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