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Jamlab Meetup

Reimagining Journalism

A Jamfest Series, powered by Absa

As the world prepares to open up, following a seismic shift in how things operate, we need to begin reimagining journalism post the pandemic. The Jamlab Meetup: Reimagining Journalism Series was created to explore the changes taking place within journalism and media in Africa.

This Series is a digital pivot  from the inaugural Jamfest that was set to have taken place in March 2020.

Please do join us as we reimagine the future of journalism in Africa.

15 Oct, 2020 Reimagining New Narratives

Storytelling session – storytellers and their stories.

As we reimagine the future of cities, of human society and how we live and intermingle with one another, technology and the planet – what is the role of the narratives we hold, and how are you using story / the narrative within your own pursuits? How can we transform ourselves and our society through our narrative(s)?

 

Panellists: 

  • Mutisunge Etter-Phoya (Malawi)
  • Coumba Toure (Senegal)
  • Anirban Dutta (India)

This session will take place at 16:30 – 18:00 CAT on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

The “Urban JAM Café” series will be weekly “conversational” virtual sessions on the influential role the civic has played in media to increase public opinion & voice, and shape policy & governance in cities at the Urban Festival 2020, South Africa. The series is organised by the Civic Tech Innovation Network (CTIN) in partnership with Jamlab Meetup’s Reimagining Journalism Series.

The Urban JAM Café are supported by Civicus, and Absa

 

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22 Oct, 2020 Reimagining New Media and Voices

This Urban JAM Cafe looks into some of the  interesting developments or directions in how public opinion – especially in increasingly young, urbanised African society – is being formed. This session seeks to learn about new media roles / tools / platforms / channels for facilitating urban influences on new media and voices.  What are the implications of such? What are the new opportunities that are evident (towards positive change)? What lessons have we learned from this COVID-19 experience?

Panellists: 

  • Al Kags (Kenya)
  • Tomiwa Aladekomo (Nigeria)
  • Aya Chebbi (Tunisia) / Nadia El-Imam (Somali/Swedish)

This session will take place at 16:30 – 18:00 CAT on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

The “Urban JAM Café” series will be weekly “conversational” virtual sessions on the influential role the civic has played in media to increase public opinion & voice, and shape policy & governance in cities at the Urban Festival 2020, South Africa. The series is organised by the Civic Tech Innovation Network (CTIN) in partnership with Jamlab Meetup’s Reimagining Journalism Series.

The Urban JAM Café are supported by Civicus, and Absa

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29 Oct, 2020 Reimagining Policy & Governance

This is a conversation on lessons and practical actions for: governments, civil society, business, R&D.

We hear stories from three African countries on their transformation journey or the stage they’re at within the digital age of policy and governance. How are they doing this? What  are some of the key lessons? 

Panellists: 

  • Cristina Duarte (Cabo Verde)
  • Aidan Eyakuze (Tanzania)
  • Paul Platinga (South Africa)

+Host: Lesley Williams

This session will take place at 16:30 – 18:00 CAT on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

The “Urban JAM Café” series will be weekly “conversational” virtual sessions on the influential role the civic has played in media to increase public opinion & voice, and shape policy & governance in cities at the Urban Festival 2020, South Africa. The series is organised by the Civic Tech Innovation Network (CTIN) in partnership with Jamlab Meetup’s Reimagining Journalism Series.

The Urban JAM Café are supported by Civicus, and Absa

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12 Nov, 2020 Reimagining media innovation and start-ups

What spaces are there for media innovation and especially for new media start-ups. Where are the gaps and opportunities? Where do we find the ‘white spaces’ for digital media start-ups and what support hubs, universities and others should be offering to grow and improve media innovation.

This session will take place at 13:00 – 14:00 CAT, on Thursday 12 November 2020.

Speakers to be confirmed soon

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Past events

08 Oct, 2020 Reimagining Public Opinion & Satire

From Trevor Noah, to Coconut Kelz, Chester Missing, Evita Bezuidenhout, Zapiro and many others… political satire is as South African as pap and vleis. And while we are reminded that satire may not always change politics, it is “a powerful tool to probe propaganda, expose abuses of power, and poke fun at cultural and social taboos” (Perspectives #02/2016). Satire has become a critical edutainment form on various public and social media platforms, particularly reaching urban, connected and engaged populations, contributing to shaping public discourse. In this Café, we jam with some of Africa’s current exciting satirists to hear about their work, journeys, perspectives and experiences in this field.

Panellists: 

  • Tafadzwa Tseisi – Magamba TV, Zimbabwe
  • Masoud Kipanya  – ‘Kipanya’ Tooning, Tanzania
  • Stephen Horn – Politically Aweh, SA

The “Urban JAM Café” series will be weekly “conversational” virtual sessions on the influential role the civic has played in media to increase public opinion & voice, and shape policy & governance in cities at the Urban Festival 2020, South Africa. The series is organised by the Civic Tech Innovation Network (CTIN) in partnership with Jamlab Meetup’s Reimagining Journalism Series.

The Urban JAM Café are supported by Civicus, and Absa

WATCH RECORDING HERE

 

01 Oct, 2020 Jamlab Accelerator Virtual Demo Day

An opportunity to see the Jamlab Accelerator ventures and to meet the teams behind them. During this session, alumni and current fellows showcase their innovative and game changing business in a show and tell type of style.

This session will take place at 13:00 – 14:00 CAT on Thursday, October 01, 2020.

WATCH RECORDINGS HERE

13 July, 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Innovation in fact-checking in Africa

Fact-checking organisations in Africa have been working around the clock over the past several months to debunk and tackle the damaging spread of misinformation and fake news surrounding covid-19. These organisations have also had to adapt to the changing times, the new normal, in combating fake news and misinformation. What this session here.

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Thank you to Absa for the generous support.

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