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About this course

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Media is a powerful tool for promoting social justice. If you are an activist involved in promoting or advocating for a social cause, this course will provide you with valuable information and guidance.

The course will help you to identify and pitch a newsworthy story, select appropriate media for publicising your story; and assess the impact of your story. The course also addresses working in an ethical way as both an activist and citizen journalist.

What you'll learn

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  • Identify newsworthy issues
  • Define the limits and possibilities of different mobile platforms and tools
  • Identify an appropriate strategy and platform/tool to reach a defined target audience
  • Apply ethical and safe media practices

Meet your instructors

Paul McNally
Director, Citizen Justice Network
Wits University
Boikaego Seadira
Development communication lecturer, Wits Journalism and Media
Wits University
Susan Stos
Journalist and Ethics Lecturer
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Zandile Mashaba
Project Coordinator, Citizen Justice Network
Wits University

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