The Frere Hospital baby deaths scandal raised awareness about the huge challenges faced by under-serviced parts of the country such as the Eastern Cape.
What is the role of the media in highlighting the stories affecting the poor?
Do media focus on the affluent in a bid to increase advertising profits?
Do media widen the information gap between the rich and the poor?
What is the ideal balance between elite / business interests and poor / social interests?
Don’t miss this crucial public debate with the Press Ombudsman Mr Joe Thloloe; Daily Dispatch Editor Phylicia Oppelt; Grocott’s Mail Editor Steven Lang and regional leaders. Debate this and more at the Journalism Dialogue to be held in East London this month.
Date:Tuesday 30 September
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Place: Fusion House, No 36 Darlington Road, East London.
Parking is available. Refreshments are provided.
Organised by frayintermedia in partnership with the Mail&Guardian as well as local media houses in the regions the debates are held, the monthly Journalism Dialogues have got journalists, policy makers and the public talking about journalism in South Africa, a critical pillar of our democratic society. The main aims of the Dialogues are to foster a common understanding of the role journalism plays, to examine how journalists and the media operate and to provide a forum for journalists to discuss how they practice their craft in a transforming and developing country.
Contact person: Avile Nkushubana. To RSVP please contact Avile on 011 341 0767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for transcriptions of previous Journalism Dialogues.