Media freedom during conflicts in the digital age: The implications for the banning of Russia Today
The Department of Strategic Communication at the University of Johannesburg, in collaboration with the UJ Library, will be
hosting an online webinar to discuss the importance of media freedom during conflicts in the digital age. The webinar will
focus on the implications of the banning of the Russian-backed channel Russia Today (RT) by South Africa’s Multichoice and
other Western controlled platforms.

DATE: Tuesday, 5 April 2022
TIME: 15:00 – 16:30
CAT VENUE: Zoom – Please use this URL to join: https://zoom.us/j/97681329757

Keynote speaker: Paula Slier – War correspondent and Middle East Bureau for RT (Russia Today)
Discussant: Nwabisa Makunga – South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) Treasurer-General and Sowetan editor
Respondent: Prof Admire Mare – Department of Communication and Media, University of Johannesburg
Facilitator: Prof Mandla Radebe – Department of Strategic Communication, University of Johannesburg

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April 5, 2022

Disclaimer: The University of Johannesburg encourages academic debate and discussion that are conducted in a manner that upholds respectful interaction, safety of all involved, and freedom of association as enshrined in the law, the Constitution, and within the boundaries of the University policies. The views expressed during events are expressed in a personal capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Johannesburg.

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