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The Citizen Justice Network developed a free Massive Open Online Course

 

 

 

Do you want to grow your skill base in Community Journalism and promote your social cause? The Citizen Justice Network at Wits University developed a free Massive Open Online Course called “Activism and Citizen Journalism through Media. The course is designed to equip participants to produce a journalistic story using mobile media tools, to promote social justice.

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The course has no entry requirements and is aimed at empowering activists to use social and traditional media to promote a social cause.

The course was developed in collaboration with the Centre for Learning, Teaching, and Development (CLTD), under the WitsX partnership.

The course is designed to equip participants to produce a journalistic story using mobile media tools, to promote social justice.

Participants will learn to: to identify newsworthy issues; define the limits and possibilities of different mobile platforms and tools, and identify an appropriate strategy and platform/tool to reach a defined target audience. The course also promotes ethical and safe media practices.

The course draws on the innovative work of the Citizen Justice Network.

Instructors include:

  • Paul McNally (Director at The Citizen Justice Network Wits University)
  • Akona Anati Zibonti (Editorial Assistant Mentee, CJN)
  • Boikaego Seadira (Lecturer, Wits Journalism)
  • Sumeya Gasa (Investigative journalist and multimedia journalist at Media24)
  • Susan Stos (Writer and Lecturer APPLY Ethics)
  • Itumeleng Bahetane (Station manager at  Voice of Wits FM)
  • Siyabonga Africa (Program Officer at South Africa Media Innovation Program).