IJR cordially invites you to a lunch-time discussion on Trust, Truth and the Media: Findings from the 2015 SA Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) Survey.

Date: Thursday, 16 February 2017
Time: 12h00 for 12h30-14h00
(followed by a light lunch)

Presentation by Elnari Potgieter, followed by a panel discussion featuring:

  • Piet Rampedi (African Times)
  • Thandi Smith  (Media Monitoring Africa)
  • Elnari Potgieter (South African Reconciliation Barometer)

Venue: Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, 105 Hatfield Street, Gardens, 8001, Cape Town , South Africa
RSVP to Margo Newman via email mnewman@ijr.org.za on or before 14 February 2017

The SA Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) Survey is the only South African public opinion survey of its kind that measures public opinion on national unity and reconciliation. The 2015 South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB)  asked respondents how often they use various media forms for political information, how much they trust political information from various media forms, and the confidence that they have in certain media institutions. These findings will be released during our event, which aims to encourage a conversation with regards to the role of “the Media” in South Africa’s democracy and the expectations in this regard. It will also consider the relationship of the media and citizens in South Africa – in terms of building or diminishing political trust, and of citizens as agents within a democracy – who access and share political information through various media sources.

For more information on the survey visit: www.ijr.org.za