The concept of "fake news" and "alternative news" have been a source of controversy since the newly-elected President of the United States of America, Donald Trump's communications support, Kellyanne Conway, defended her colleague Sean Spicer about the untruthful claims he had made about Trump's inauguration attendance. She announced that Spicer was in fact not telling lies, but merely presenting "alternative facts."
The three year, EU funded, MeCoDEM research project concludes at UCT. The group is hosted by the Cape Town team – Prof Herman Wasserman, Prof Tanja Bosch and Dr Wallace Chuma.
African Filmmaking Fellowship hosts students and mentors from a variety of African countries at the Centre for Film and Media Studies’ TV Studio in Cape Town.
The public event is aimed at communicating the results of this research project to a wider audience, and to elicit feedback, comments and critique.