Streaming Investigative Journalism

Taking amaBhungane


The investigative journalists from amaBhungane approached us with a problem: they regularly hold town-halls to discuss their work, but their last event had been disrupted by paid protesters - with physical violence directed at their journalists.


Together with amaBhungane, we came up with a solution - a virtual town-hall. 

The amaBhungane journalists gathered in a secret location with a select audience, and had a discussion which was chaired by frayintermedia Managing Director Paula Fray.


We streamed the Town Hall live onto the amaBhungane YouTube, and the link from the discussion was shared with their 50,000 followers on social media. 


During the discussion, viewers watching the stream were able to put their questions to the Town Hall, by tagging tweets with #VirtualTownHall.


Even better - the stream was automatically archived on the amaBhungane YouTube channel, and is still being viewed by engaged citizens to this day.

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