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Guestspeaker- Anton Harber
Anton Harber
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Johannesburg South Africa
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English
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Professional Speaker
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Anton Harber, now Adjunct Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Wits University, has been a journalist and editor for 36 years. He was the founding editor of the Mail & Guardia,  Editor-in-Chief of eNCA and is the author/editor of a number of books, the latest being Diepsloot, which won the Recht Malan Prize and was shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award.

He has written for the New York Times, Newsweek and The Guardian, inter alia, and for many years has written a column for Business Day. He was a recipient of the Pringle Award for Press Freedom and sits on the board of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.

Diepsloot: Author and journalist Anton Harber spent six months in one of the poorest, most densely populated informal settlements on the edge of Johannesburg. His book challenges the stereotypes of how people live, survive and thrive in such conditions and highlights the enormous challenges they present.
Anton Harber, now Adjunct Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Wits University, has been a journalist and editor for 36 years. He was the founding editor of the Mail & Guardia,  Editor-in-Chief of eNCA and is the author/editor of a number of books, the latest being Diepsloot, which won the Recht Malan Prize and was shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award.

He has written for the New York Times, Newsweek and The Guardian, inter alia, and for many years has wr
Synopsis:
PRESENTATIONS by Anton Harber

 
Fake News: Fake news is the new threat to reputations, brands, businesses, individuals and our society as a whole. Whether it is done maliciously or in jest, damaging material can go viral on social media and be picked up by traditional media, with potentially devastating results. Why is this happening and what can we do to counter it?
 
The Threats and Opportunities of Social Media: Social media has changed not just how we produce and consume news, but the very definition of what is news. Why is it different, and what does this mean for how we run our lives and our businesses? How do we use it, and how do we ensure it isn’t used against us?
 
State of our Media: Keeping up with the rapid and revolutionary changes in our media world is a challenge. In South Africa, it is particularly important given the role the media is playing in holding authority to account and growing our democracy. But with newspaper sales and advertising revenue in serious decline, the traditional business model is collapsing. How will we get our news in the future, and what do we need to do to ensure we get the information we need?
 
Leakers and Muckrakers: Massive leaks of data - in the Panama Papers, the Wikileaks revelations, the Edward Snowden story and our own GuptaLeaks - have exposed corruption and the abuse of power like never before. Is anything secret anymore? Are these leakers heroes or villains? And what about the muckrakers - the investigative journalists who love to dig the dirt? What impact is this going to have on our politics and our economy?  With 1 000 of the world’s investigative reporters from over 110 countries coming to South Africa in November for the 10th annual Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC17), these questions will come to the fore.
PRESENTATIONS by Anton Harber

 
Fake News: Fake news is the new threat to reputations,
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