GMF digital session: Media and Information Literacy in the age of coronavirus

At this year’s Global Media Forum (GMF) 2020 sponsored by DW’s Akademie, Koliwe and three other panelists spoke on the increasing importance of media and information literacy as a critical tool in this digital age amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other issues Koliwe highlighted the need for “community networks” in a continent where many African states control which information is made available to the public, and not all countries have economies strong enough to set up a digital infrastructure, leaving young peopleĀ in danger of believing false reports and rumors that cloud their minds.

Read more expansive coverage on the session on the DW website.

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