Justice System and Journalism
Most citizens have limited experience and knowledge of the justice system and rely on the media to understand its workings. This is a significant responsibility for the media since the justice system is complex and confusing.
In recent times, media coverage of the justice system has been criticised as being sensationalistic and lacking context. The freedom of the media to report on public institutions needs to be balanced with a responsibility to do so ethically and without impeding the fair administration of justice.
This course will equip participants with an understanding of the basics of the justice system and the tools to report fairly and accurately on legal developments and court cases. The course will be delivered by experts who specialise in the justice system and journalism.
Payment for the course will be collected on the day of the same at the venue.