Social Media Law Expert
MC | Keynote | Facilitation | Programme Director
Diana is a Social Media law expert and a child rights activist. She owns her own practice and also practices labour law, media / entertainment law and commercial litigation. She holds an LLB degree from the University of the Free State and has 13 years of experience practising in various fields of law.
Diana is very involved with the protection of children and their rights in the area of social media law.
She is involved in the Web Rangers Programme with Media Monitoring Africa and partners such as Google, Facebook and the Film and Publications Board, an international programme aimed at young people to drive safer internet behaviours within their communities through the creation of innovative campaigns that promote and champion their rights and active participation in the digital world. Diana assisted in drafting the Web Rangers Curriculum on social media law, infringements and legal implications which is distributed to Web Rangers across South Africa. She also provides training to Web Rangers on these areas. Diana also contributed and provided input into the Google and Western Cape Department of Education online safety curriculum rolled out in October 2019 in life orientation subjects in public high schools.
Diana also lectures to journalists on Social media law in the “Reporting on Children in the Media Course” a Wits Accredited Course run by Media Monitoring Africa every year. She regularly speaks on TV, radio, at seminars and events on Social Media law. She also comments regularly and writes articles on Social Media law in various publications. She provides Corporate and Teacher training/seminars on social media law and educational talks to schools.
Diana sits on the board of the independent research reference group of the Film and Publication Board (‘FPB”) as an industry expert in social media law, to inform the research and advocacy strategy of the FPB. She also works closely with Facebook engaging and providing input on public policy in the areas of social media law and the protection of children online.
Diana has been nominated for a TEDx talk by renowned business woman Margaret Hirsch and will be speaking on social media law, dangers facing children and online safety.
“Diana is a shining example of how a person can mix legal expertise of social media law with practical skills for young people on how to look after themselves. Diana is also an amazing young woman who demonstrates how passion for her work makes her passion for building our democracy even stronger. Work with her if you want someone who is committed and professional.”
– William Bird, Director at Media Monitoring Africa