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DUT Journalism and SANEF To Host Media Freedom Day seminar on Press Freedom in South Africa

DUT Journalism and SANEF To Host Media Freedom Day seminar on Press Freedom in South Africa

Media statement by Alan Khan, Senior Director: Corporate Affairs at the Durban University of Technology

The Durban University of Technology Journalism Department and the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) cordially invite you to the Media Freedom Day seminar on Press Freedom in South Africa to be held at the DUT City Campus this Friday (19 October 2012).

The guest speaker will be Peter McKenzie, the SADC Region Chief Photographer for the Pan African Press Agency (Panapress), who presently lives and works between Marseilles and Durban.

‘Footsak On the Ball 2010,’ a story of football fans who illustrate their enthusiasm through eccentric and poetic constructions, is McKenzie’s most recent project which resulted in a journey across five African countries with artists Doung Jahangeer and Guy-Andre Largesse. The journey was reflected in a seven projection video installation at the Durban Art Gallery (DAG).

His most recent photographic exhibitions are ‘Local Racism, Global Apartheid: South Africa as a Paradigm’ which went on show in Barcelona, Spain, as well as ‘Here and There’, a traveling exhibition on migration in the SADC region.

McKenzie works with several NGOs, international publications and has recently photo edited the photographic book ‘District 6 Revisited’. He lectures at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism and is a curriculum consultant, teacher and mentor at the Market Photo Workshop where he is a member of the Advisory Council.

He also works in Lagos, Nigeria, with the World Press Foundation and serves on the board of the Market Theatre Foundation.

Time: 12h00 – 13h00
Date: Friday 19 October 2012
Venue: Room 125, 1st floor, City Campus, DUT

Contact Thembi Jeza on (031) 3736614 or email: thembij@dut.ac.za for enquiries.

Issued by
Sinegugu Ndlovu
Communications Manager
Durban University
Steve Biko Campus
031 373 2845
078 615 2662
sinegugunp@dut.ac.za

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