AIJC is the continent’s leading gathering of working journalists and showcase of the continent’s best investigative reporting. For 18 years, it has presented an opportunity to share inspiring stories, network with the best investigative...
Dates for #AIJC2023 have been announced! This year’s conference will take place 20 – 22 November at Wits University in Johannesburg. We want to ensure we present the most interesting work and journalists on the continent. We invite you to suggest speakers, panels, themes or training. Do you have something that needs to be shared with your colleagues? Do you have a topic, or some particular training that you think would enhance the conference? Do you have an idea for a discussion that belongs on the programme?
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Call for applications: grants to investigate health issues in 2023
The Wits Centre for Journalism’s African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) is offering grants to journalists to investigate health issues in seven African countries: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Lesotho, Swaziland and...
Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture – the fight to end impunity for crimes against journalists
By: Stuart Dickinson In the last 10 years worldwide, no one has been brought to justice in nearly 80% of the 263 cases of journalists murdered in retaliation for their work. Of these, at least 51 killings have taken place in Africa across 52...
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Police brutality under the microscope
By Nonjabulo Ngema The basic function of the police in any society is to protect and serve the communities they are embedded in. This should be through thorough investigations of criminal conduct as well as preventative community safety measures. But sometimes the...
Introducing data in news reporting
By: Ashley Khoza “We believe in the power of data to help us to understand the world around us and improve it”, said Tegan Bedser, project manager at Media Hack Collective, referring to how data journalism can help bring about additional colour in journalism. “We...
How online violence is impacting women journalists
By: Excel Fongoma With social media amplifying the opinions of different people online, things can quickly snowball into bullying. As journalism increasingly evolves to exist online, many journalists, specifically women, find themselves being ‘dragged’ and...
Carlos Cardoso Memorial
Delivered by Baba Deyda Hydara and Penny Sukhraj
The 2022 Carlos Cardosa Memorial Lecture was a moving and memorable event with two journalists telling of their campaigns for justice for their journalist loved ones who were killed in the line of duty. Baba Hydara of Gambia (son of Deyda Hydara, assassinated) and Penny Sukhraj-Hammerl (widow of Anton Hammerl, killed in Libya). The meeting adopted a declaration calling for an end to impunity for those who attack journalists.
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