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Confronting the Problem of Fake News in Africa

November 30, 2017 • 10:00 – 11:45 am EST
Russian efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election drew attention to the problem of ‘fake news’ and media manipulation.  The dissemination of misinformation through social media and mainstream news outlets is a global one, and Africa has not been spared. Join us for a discussion of the threat and what can be done about it, featuring case studies from Kenya and South Africa. 

Event Partners


Nana Ama Agyemang Asante

Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy

Mark Kaigwa

Founder and Principal, Nendo Digital Strategy, Kenya

Phillip van Niekerk

Managing Director, Calabar Consulting; former Editor, Mail & Guardian Newspaper

Yinka Adegoke

Africa Editor, Quartz

Kizito Byenkya

Acting Policy Advisor for Africa, Open Society Foundations