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The Gathering Media Edition 2017 at CTICC (brought to you by Daily Maverick)
Thursday, August 3, 2017
This is not a media conference but rather a conference about media, tackling the issues of government regulatory attempts, fake news, waning business models and the duty of business to support local independent media in a time of dominance by global players and state capture. To raise awareness of the importance of freedom of speech, truthful communication and authenticity across all platforms. Featured speakers include Pravin Gordhan, Mcebisi Jonas, Sippo Pityana, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, Phumzile van Damme, Sam Sole and Luke McKend. Daily Maverick puts on great events that dominate the news agenda and with the experience from past years, we’ve managed to make this profitable at the first go because of the track record we can provide to our headline sponsors Nandos. The objective of the conference ultimately is to change people’s mindsets from the notion that all is well in the South African media. It aims to inform stakeholders and debate their role in the media landscape, as well as to motivate people in business and government with the power to take action. A ‘hands-off’ approach to supporting independent voices is no longer an option. The country is being pillaged, and yet people can’t or won’t support truly independent outlets for fear of protecting their bottom line. We need to change that thinking, because credit downgrades, emigration, disinvestment and negative growth costs way more. Panels will be moderated by renowned Daily Maverick journalists Marianne Thamm and Ranjeni Munusami and media partner EWN’s Xolani GWala, Stephen Grootes and Redi Thlabi. For more information visit www.dmgathering.co.za and to book tickets, click here. For sponsorship and event logistics enquiries, contact Gerald Schreiner [email protected]