“Food for Thought” Breakfast Session: How to make WhatsApp work for Media
08:00 to 10:00 - 16 Jul 2019
Tshimologong Precinct, 41 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2001

Breakfast Session

How to make WhatsApp work for Media

Our fourth breakfast event was held in partnership with the ​Journalism and Media Lab (jamlab), the panel discussion focused on ways to make WhatsApp work for media and civil society organisations.

WhatsApp is the most widely used app in South Africa but the least used channel by South African media. During this breakfast session, we brought together some of the people who have been making this platform work and are trying to address the misinformation that also flows on it.

Koketso Moeti

Founding Executive Director at Amandla.mobi!

The organisation has found creative uses of technology to amplify the work of those being silenced and ignored.

Phillip de Wet

Associate editor at Business Insider South Africa

The publication publishes a a daily WhatsApp newsletter.

Kate Wilkinson

Acting Deputy Chief Editor at Africa Check

The organisation started a weekly radio programme on misinformation on WhatsApp.

The CTIN monthly “food for thought” breakfast sessions are intended to offer a platform for collective information sharing / shared learning; profiling (and analysing) of innovative initiatives and practices; topical civic tech community conversations; and networking. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated.


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How to make WhatsApp work for media



  • 8:00 - 10:00 : Breakfast Session

    “Food for Thought” How to make WhatsApp work for Media


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