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Government and Tshwane University of Technology hosts a panel discussion on the Changing Landscape of Communication and Journalism, 25 Aug

22 August 2022

22 August 2022

Government Communication and Information System together with Tshwane University of Technology host a panel discussion on the Changing Landscape of Communication and Journalism

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) in partnership with the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) is hosting the fourth annual panel discussion for women in the media and communication sectors on 25 August 2022 at the TUT Pretoria Campus. The theme for this year is, “A look into the future of communication and journalism in South Africa”.

The panel discussion forms part of the Women's Month celebrations and seeks to create an intergenerational conversation with industry leaders. Director General of GCIS who is also the Government Spokesperson, Phumla Williams, Nomshado Lubisi from  Media Monitoring Africa and  the South African Reserve Bank Head of Digital Hub who has held a senior position in both media and government, and Mahlatse Mahlase and TUT Journalism and Intergrated Marketing Communication students.

The discussions will be centred on the changing landscape of communication and journalism due to the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The 2022 panel discussion will focus on the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on   communications and journalism under the following topics:

  • The shift in the media landscape
  • Emerging digital communication and media tools
  • Ethical reporting: Misinformation, fake news and malformation

Since 2019, the GCIS has been engaging women through this platform on different topics including issues of gender representation, gender-sensitivity in the media, and celebrating women photographers who were at the forefront of covering the COVID-19 story. In 2021, the discussion focused on how women editors and political reporters successfully navigate these roles.


Enquiries: Tshegofatso Modubu on 083 276 0786

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