Amandla Forum: Media Monopolies & Democracy

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South African media ownership is concentrated in the hands of a few corporations. Four companies (Avusa, Naspers, Independent , and Caxton) own the bulk of print media and the SABC controls 41.6% of radio audiences and 69.3% and television audience.

South Africa is facing a deepening social economic crisis, 500 000 jobs where lost between January and June this year alone. Violent crime and crime against women continues to increase. Yet the SA media is obsessed with the lives of ‘big men’ – the mafia crime drama of Mr Selebi or who will coach the national soccer team.

Join us for a lively discussion on “the Implications of monopoly media ownership for democracy”.

DATE: 29 October 2009.

TIME: 18h00

VENUE: Orion (Devonshire) Hotel, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

SPEAKERS:  Patrick Craven, COSATU

Lumko Mtimde, MDDA

Franklin Huizies (NCRF)

RSVP:  , 0214472525

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