Media Ethics in the Digital Era
A panel discussion with Mich Atagana (Google), Karabo Ngoepe (Sunday Independent), Dr Shepherd Mpofu (University of Limpopo) and Tony Manyadadze (DUT Journalism). Chaired by Siphumelele Zondi
Shepherd Mpofu is an NRF rated researcher based in South Africa. He holds a PhD in Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Media and Communication at the University of Limpopo. He is also an African Humanities Programme Fellow. His research interests mainly include digital media; media, elections, protests and democracy; new media, diaspora, race and identity; media, violence and genocide. He has published several book chapters and journal articles in reputable local and international publications and journals on these matters. He has also offered media commentary to local and international media around issues that fall within his expertise. He has published academic articles on social media, protests, xenophobia elections and identity in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Dr Mpofu is currently co-editing a book on Media and xenophobia in Africa.