SAFREA Western Cape presents: The #FakeNews phenomenon

Contact person:Cherry Gammelin
Contact phone number:
Venue:6 Spin Street, Cape Town
Starts:Thursday, March 23 2017 at 6:00 PM
Ends:Thursday, March 23 2017 at 8:00 PM


From Trump in the US to Guptagate in SA, fake news is everywhere and the impact isn't pretty - it damages credibility, drives misinformation and alienates young people.  

Join SAFREA as we discuss #fakenews in South Africa and abroad, and how media professionals can buck the trend. 

In conversation with:  

Herman Wasserman - Professor of Media Studies, UCT

"For journalists to counter the deluge of fake news and regain the trust of cynical audiences, it would not be enough just to provide verifiable, accurate facts. Facts are not the same as truth."

Lauren Green - Senior analyst, BrandsEye 

"Against a global background of fake news, alternative facts, and misinformation South Africans need to keep an eye on potential forces covertly influencing news and social media for their own political ends."

When: Thursday 23 March 2017
Where: 6 Spin Street, Cape Town
Time: 17.30 for 18.00 – 20.00
Event entry: FREE for SAFREA members, R40 for non-SAFREA members, R20 for students

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