No school textbooks, stock outs of lifesaving drugs, a collapsing provincial health system, lack of school desks and chairs, deadly sanitation infrastructure – These are stories that some journalists cover on a daily basis. But who tells the stories of the lives behind them? Are journalists truly playing a role in reporting the issues and struggles that confront so many of our citizens? Are we making the voices of ordinary people or just elites heard in the media? Is journalism contributing to change for the better?
Join SECTION27, the governing committee of the Eugene Saldanha Memorial Fund and the Mail & Guardian at a breakfast seminar interrogating journalism and social justice. Speakers include social justice activists and leaders Vuyiseka Dubula, Portia Serote and Mark Heywood.
WHEN: TUESDAY, 24 JUNE 2014
WHERE: Studio 16, Arts on Main, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg
For more details please contact: Ngqabutho Mpofu on 0618076443 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please find the Social Justice Journalism Breakfast seminar invitation attached.