African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2020)

We are just a few hours away from the opening of the 16th annual African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2020), and registrations have already surpassed our in-person gatherings in Johannesburg. You can still register here.

For conference news and as we announce speakers and programme details follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

We offer a fee waiver to freelancers, students, community media and others who need it.  To qualify, please send a motivation for a fee waiver to aijc@journalism.co.za.

Once you’ve registered for the conference, please download the conference app. You will be granted access to the app within 24 hours. This is where you will receive instructions on how to join all the sessions and receive daily communication from the team. 

Look out for these sessions THIS WEEK at #AIJC2020

  • Anas Anas went undercover to expose those who profit from quack Covid cures – Tues, Oct 6 at 14:00 GMT+2. 
  • A true Master Class, with BBC’s Paul Myers, in accessing open source information for investigative work with cutting edge skills and resources – Tues,  Oct 6 at 15:30 GMT+2.
  • The FinCEN Files, which reveal the role of global banks in industrial-scale money laundering, is one of ICIJ’s largest investigations, involving more than 400 reporters, including journalists from more than a dozen African countries – Wed, Oct 7 at 14:00 GMT+2. 
  • Tips and techniques as well as easy-to-use online tools for fact-checking and verifying the authenticity of videos – Fri, Oct 9 at 15:30 GMT+2. 

All this and 30 more sessions on the programme at this year’s #AIJC2020. Don’t miss out. 
 Best
#AIJC2020 Team 

Fellowships to attend African Investigative Journalism Conference (deadline 31 August)

http://journalism.co.za/community-fellowships-for-aijc18/

The African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2018) is the premier annual gathering of African investigative journalists – a three-day international conference for and about investigative journalism. It involves skills training, networking, promoting, collaboration and in-depth accounts of major investigative stories. It is hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

This year’s conference will feature more than 50 speakers in workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions, as well as skills training in areas such as advanced data analysis and security. Key speakers include award-winning journalists from across the world, and Africa’s best. This is a chance to hear and meet those leading the field and enhance your skills with the latest tools and tips.

In 2018, 10 places are available to community newspaper journalists who are members of the Association of Independent Publishers and who have an interest in investigative journalism, want to develop their investigative skills and learn from other African and international journalists. Fellows will be required to write an article for publication or make a presentation to their colleagues on their learnings from the conference.

More information is available at www.journalism.co.za/aijc2018 or follow on Twitter @AIJC_Conference 

The fellowship will cover transport, accommodation for those who need it at The Wedgewood in Melville (www.thewedgewood.com) and transport to and from the conference, meals and conference fees.

Following the AIJC, on Thursday 1st November, there will be a one-day round-table run by Wits Journalism’s Africa-China Reporting Project. It is open to those who have worked on or are currently working on specific stories about China in Africa. Please indicate your interest in your application.

To apply, write a short motivation (maximum 500 words) and send it with your CV and at least one example of your published or broadcast work (preferably a link) to Ntando@printmedia.org.za 

Applications close August 31st, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by email by September 14th, 2018.

Note: The conference will be conducted in English and there will be no translation.