CHANNEL AFRICA TACKLES ALBINISM ISSUES AS PART OF HUMAN RIGHTS - THE DEBATE
Johannesburg, Thursday March 22, 2018
Channel Africa, an international radio service of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), will host a debate on Albinism on March 28, 2018. The debate will be held at the SABC’s Headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, from where Channel Africa broadcasts.
The debate is intended to be part of an informal knowledge building radio programme, The Albinism Report, whose tagline is “The Enlightened Narrative”. This is a programme that demystifies myths and mysticism on albinism, whilst highlighting challenges and achievements of people with albinism.
The event will be a recorded two-hour discussion and debate under a motto linked to the theme on Human Rights: “People with Albinism have Human Rights too!!!” with a sub-theme per hour.
The sub-themes will be as follows:
- Theme 1- Visual and Story Representation.
- Theme 2- Language and Discourse on Albinism
This initiative is also in line with the United Nation’s recognition of the month of March as an “International Human Rights Month”.
Channel Africa’s new payoff line, ‘The African Perspective’, emphasises the station’s position on the continent in terms of how news is reported, how information is disseminated and how analysis is done. This is all how the station is positioned, therefore this debate will highlight the depth of reporting on the issues of Human rights as part of the station’s mandate.
Issued By: Channel Africa
Media Enquiries: Mr Solly Phetoe (GM: Channel Africa)
Ms Mamolefe Segakweng (Marketing Manager)
011 714 3413