Thursday, November 16 • 18:45 - 20:00
“Don’t Shoot the Messenger” - Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture

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The annual Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture commemorates a Wits graduate and Mozambican journalist assassinated in the streets of Maputo in 2001 while investigating corruption at the country’s biggest bank and involving senior political figures. This year’s speaker, lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, is a prominent freedom of expression campaigner in Zimbabwe, a country where journalists have been frequently harassed and persecuted. Mtetwa has defended journalists at great personal risk. In 2005, she won the International Press Freedom Award of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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Anton Harber

Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Anton Harber is Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. His research interests include journalism; media; and history of South African media. Harber is the Founding Editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper (previously known as... Read More →

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Beatrice Mtetwa

Human Rights, Lawyer
Beatrice Mtetwa is a Zimbabwean lawyer who has been internationally recognized for her defense of journalists and press freedom. She has litigated on human rights issues since 1990 with an emphasis on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media. As a result of her work she has... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 18:45 - 20:00 PST
The Great Hall 3 Jorissen St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa