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Media Law: Media Ethics - Episode 4

This is Webber Wentzel Legal Insights’ series on Media Law hosted by Dario Milo.

In this episode we are going to be looking at Media Ethics - issues such as self-regulation, rights of reply, verification, privacy and public interest and ethical regulation of online speech.

Dario's guests are Press Ombudsman Pippa Green and Associate Professor of Journalism at Wits, Dr Glenda Daniels.

Green holds an MSc in journalism from New York’s Columbia University and has held many senior editorial positions in both print and broadcast media as well as being a member of the SABC board between 2010 and 2013.

Daniels joined the Department of Media Studies at the University of The Witwatersrand in 2015.

Executive Producer: Paula Youens.
Host: Dario Milo.
This podcast is produced for Webber Wentzel by Volume.

Media Law: Surveillance - Episode 3

This is Webber Wentzel Legal Insights with your host Dario Milo. In this episode we continue our series on Media Law by looking at Surveillance. This is the third episode in the series of 5.

Surveillance by the government and others of journalists has become a major concern around the world, and increasingly in South Africa. amaBhungane's challenge to aspects of the surveillance laws - seeking to compel greater checks and balances - is pending before the Constitutional Court. Unjustified surveillance undermines our privacy rights, and also impacts on freedom of expression and media freedom.

Dario's guests are Sam Sole and Jane Duncan. Sam, award-winning investigative journalist and amaBhungane co-managing partner, fortuitously discovered he was under surveillance and with his colleagues at amaBhunagne decided to challenge the law. Professor Jane Duncan is in the Department of Journalism, Film and Television, at the University of Johannesburg and is the author of the book “Stopping the Spies: Constructing and resisting the surveillance state in South Africa”.

Media Law: Disinformation - Episode 2

Welcome to Webber Wentzel Legal Insights. With over 150 years of experience and deep industry knowledge, Webber Wentzel is the leading full-service law firm on the African continent.

In this series, your host Dario Milo unpacks media law in an exciting and informative way. In this episode he explores the problem of disinformation (false or misleading information that is spread deliberately to deceive). Although this episode is not focused on Covid-19, and was recorded before the "false news" crime now enacted in the Lockdown Regulations – the topic is particularly timely given the extent of disinformation that we have seen related to the pandemic.

Dario is joined on this episode by William Bird, Director of Media Monitoring Africa, an organisation that monitors the media and implements successful media strategies for change. Together they will tackle topics such as using defamation law to address disinformation, Media Monitoring Group's Real 411 initiative to address digital disinformation, and whether there should be tighter legal regulation of disinformation.

Media Law: Open Justice – Episode 1

The second series on the Webber Wentzel Legal Insights channel hosted by media law expert Dario Milo. Dario, in this series, unpacks several issues related to 'open justice' – the common law principle that court and other similar proceedings are open to the public. Over time, court proceedings are now routinely broadcast and streamed live, such as in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

Dario is joined on the show by: Adv Andrea Johnson of the National Prosecuting Authority - she was the co-prosecutor on the well-known Oscar Pistorius trial and part of the team who successfully convicted former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi of corruption in 2010. He is also joined by Franny Rabkin, Associate editor of the Mail & Guardian and one of the leading legal journalists in South Africa.

Executive Producer: Paula Youens.
Host: Dario Milo.
This podcast is produced for Webber Wentzel by Volume.

The Effect of Covid-19 on the Mining Sector

Webber Wentzel has recently launched Webber Wentzel Legal Insights. The first series on the channel relates to the effect of the Covid-19 outbreak on various sectors, starting with mining – a priority sector to the South African economy. This series recorded last week gathers insights from several Webber Wentzel experts who seek to unpack issues related to regulations, workforce issues, contracts, disputes and tax. The discussion relates to what has happened (and how to manage the issues that emerge), but is also forward looking – taking a glance into what lies ahead after the lockdown ends.
Webber Wentzel’s legal experts from this episode: Lizle Louw, Nirvasha Singh, Garyn Rapson, Kate Collier, Merlita Kennedy and Rita Spalding.
Executive Producer: Paula Youens.
Host: Toby Shapshak.
This podcast is produced for Webber Wentzel by Volume.

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