Ruth First video: the cries of the people

Below is the video produced by the Wits Journalism Honours class 2014 (career entry) for the annual Ruth First lecture, held at Wits University on August 14, 2014.

Made under the mentorship of Phillip Lennon, this video explores two townships in South West Johannesburg as we try to answer the questions: why do people protest, and why do protests sometimes turn violent?

 

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About robykirk

Robyn was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, still isn't dead and despises writing in the third person. She received her undergraduate degree at Rhodes University, having completed a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, History and Journalism at the end of 2013 and completed her Honours in Journalism (career entry) at Wits University in Johannesburg during 2014. From April 2015 until March 2016 she worked as the Communications Intern for the MRC/Wits Agincourt Research unit in rural Mpumalanga. This blog is a collection of the work produced: - for the Wits University student newspaper and website Wits Vuvuzela during 2014 - during her internship at MRC/WIts Agincourt Research Unit (2015/2016) and independent blogging (2014-present). Robyn is interested in everything besides sports and mean people. In the past she has specialised in photojournalism and television journalism, and considers visual media to be one of her strongest skills. She decided to become a journalist because learning about other people’s lives was more fun than putting on pants and having her own. Follow her on Twitter: @RobyKirk

Posted on August 19, 2014, in Videos, Wits Vuvuzela and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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