The panel discussion forms part of the Women's Month celebrations aiming to create an intergenerational conversation with industry leaders the likes of Phumla Williams, Director General of GCIS and Government Spokesperson, Nomshado Lubisi from Media Monitoring Africa and Mahlatse Mahlatse, South African Reserve Bank Head of Digital Hub, who has held senior positions in both media and government.
Female students from the Departments of Journalism and Integrated Marketing Communication will form part of the discussions, which will be centred on the changing landscape of communication and journalism, due to the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
The 2022 panel discussion will focus on the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on communications and journalism covering the following topics:
- The shift in the media landscape
- Emerging digital communication and media tools
- Ethical reporting: Misinformation, fake news and malformation
Since 2019, GCIS has been engaging women through this platform on different topics, including issues of gender representation, gender-sensitivity in the media, and celebrating women photographers who were at the forefront of covering the COVID-19 story. In 2021, the discussion focused on how women editors and political reporters successfully navigated these roles.