Wednesday, February 17, 2010

INVITE from SOS: Discussion on Community media as alternative to Public/Commercial Media

South Africa has a three tiered broadcasting system (community, commercial & public) designed to ensure a diversity of interests are represented in the public debate. However, all three tiers are under intence commercial pressure to generate income by orientating their programming to 'market' interests.

What distinguishes community media from other types of media? What are examples of successful community media productions? What challenges face the production of meaningful community media? And what should be the role of other civil society organizations in producing community media?

If you are in Cape town next week please join AIDC for a panel discussion on “Community media as alternative to public/commercial media” on Wednesday 24th February from 10h30 to 13h00 at Villa on the Beach, 7 Winkle Way, Sunset Beach.

Panelists include:

Pethu Ntaba, Radio Zebonele (tbc)
Brenda Leonard, Bush Radio
Martin Jansen, Workers World Media Productions
Tanja Bosch, UCT Media Studies

Please RSVP before Monday 22 Feb to Norma on 0214475770 or

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Look forward to seeing you there,