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Digital Discourse ZA

Jun 24, 2019

In this episode of Digital Discourse ZA, Glenda Daniels and Justine Limpitlaw discuss the power of giant tech companies, the role of government in regulating media, and the harassment female journalists face online.

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Justine Limpitlaw - BA LLB (Wits) LLM (Yale) - is an independent communications law consultant, a...


Jun 12, 2019

In this episode of Digital Discourse ZA, Greg Andrews and Jacques Rousseau talk about no-platforming and the Flemming Rose case at UCT; Penny Sparrow; Velaphi Khumalo; legal responses to hateful speech; and how free speech controversies might be used to foster restorative justice.

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Jacques Rousseau is the co-author...


May 28, 2019

In this episode of Digital Discourse ZA, Brett Thompson and TK Pooe break down the 2019 election results. Who were the winners and losers? Is populism on the rise? They also look ahead to what the next steps for the newly elected president will be. Will Mr Ramaphosa have the support of his party? What balances of power...


Apr 28, 2019

In this episode of Digital Discourse ZA, Professor David Benatar and Andrew Fisher discuss the topic of assisted-dying. Is it morally permissible? What is its current legal status in South Africa — and what should it be?

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Professor David Benatar is a philosopher, an author, and the head of the Department...


Apr 18, 2019

In this episode of Digital Discourse ZA, Kate Wilkinson and Chris Roper discuss the “fake news” phenomenon and how it relates to South Africa: What are their respective organisations’ roles in combatting it? Who are the biggest culprits? What is the difference between misinformation and disinformation? Why is Kate...