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"Use social media for your political work, but don´t be used by social media."

Christoph Plate, Director of the Media Programme Subsahara Africa, talks about the role of journalism in Africa.

July 19, 2018

provided by: Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa

Also available in Deutsch

The level of freedom of press is different in the 53 African countries. In South Africa people can say things that they can be jailed for in neighboring states, like Zimbabwe or Angola. Christoph Plate explains the current standard of liberty of press in Africa, the importance of fake news in the African society and how media companies can survive in spite of decreasing editions.

English subtitles available


ImageChristoph Plate
Director Media Programme Subsahara Africa
Phone +27 11 214 29 00

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