Since its establishment in 2012, MPDP has become a significant contributor to knowledge on surveillance and intelligence reform in Southern Africa.
This convening will bring together independent researchers and journalists from the region who have partnered with MPDP, in order to showcase their work on surveillance issues in Southern Africa, to reflect on the current state of surveillance in the region, and to engage with colleagues in the sector about opportunities to take the work forward.
MPDP was launched in 2012 as an inter-university collaborative research project between the Department of Communication Science at University of South Africa, and the Department of Journalism, Film and Television at the University of Johannesburg. More recently, it has continued as a project of the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Johannesburg. This convening marks the project’s conclusion.
The event will take place in-person at the University of Johannesburg Library, with provision for virtual participation.
Please note: there is an open session on 22 June 2023, with a closed session on 23 June 2023.
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Summit on surveillance in Southern Africa
Date: 22 June 2023
Physical venue: Nadine Gordimer Auditorium, UJ Library, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, Johannesburg
Virtual platform: Zoom
Register: To attend in person or virtually, please register at bit.ly/MPDPconference
Agenda: Access the programme here.