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Media & the Law Seminar

30 March 2012

Section 16, in collaboration with the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) and Webber Wentzel Attorneys, invite you to attend a half day seminar on Media and the Law and the launch of the newly founded NGO, Section 16.

Section 16 is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation which advocates for law reform in the area of freedom of expression and access to information. Its mandate is to defend and advance the right to freedom of expression and access to information in South Africa.

We have commissioned Dario Milo and Pamela Stein from Webber Wentzel Attorneys to write a Practical Guide to Media Law which is a book aimed at guiding journalists in their everyday work. Section 16 will be holding a series of three seminars throughout 2012 on the content of the book where the media and interested stakeholders can learn about key issues pertaining to media law and discuss these issues directly with the writers of the book and Section 16.

You are invited to attend the first of these seminars, the details of which are as follows:

Date: 30 March 2012
Time: 08h30 for 09h00 until 12h00
Venue: Webber Wentzel Attorneys Auditorium, 10 Fricker Road, Illovo Boulevard, Illovo, Johannesburg.
Seminar Costs: Free

Topics to be discussed at this seminar include the fundamentals of:

  • Freedom of expression and media freedom; and
  • The law of defamation.

Seats at the seminar are limited and will be handled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Melissa Moore at 082 924 8268 or or, to reserve your seat by returning the attached registration form by no later than 20 March 2012

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