Journalists, Scientists, Whistle-Blowers, Governments: who are the Truth-tellers?

05 August 2020 @ 12:00 - 13:30

Details

Date:
August 5, 2020
Time:
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Venue:
Online via Zoom
Event Type:
Seminar

Organizer

Julian A. Jacobs, JMS
Phone:
046 603 7136
Email:
j.jacobs@ru.ac.za

In this our second webinar, we bring you voices from across the continent to paint a picture of reporting on the Covid-19 pandemic and consider ideas on whether it is important for journalists to amplify the voices of scientists and how best to work with them.

We will also look at journalists’ responsibility to debunk conspiracy theories, do explanatory journalism, data journalism, fact-checking and proper research in order to better inform citizens for the post-Covid era.

 

Speakers include:

Teldah Mawarire from ARISA (Internews)

Mia Malan from Bhekisisa

Laeed Zaghlami from Algiers University

Mandi Smallhorne-Kraft from the South African Science Journalists Association

 

To book a space, please register: http://www.highwayafrica.ru.ac.za/

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