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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Investigative Journalism Hubs
An interactive map of investigative journalism activity in sub-Saharan Africa.
Declaration calling for African governments to act to end impunity for crimes against journalists
Adopted by acclamation by delegates to AIJC20221 November 2022 Impunity prevails in far too many cases where journalists are attacked for their work. When no one is held accountable for violence against the press, it sends a chilling message to...
AIJC 2022 – follow the money to root out corruption
By: Excel Fongoma The South African political party funding act has given new levels of insight into the individuals and corporations that fund political parties. Journalists attending the African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) were...
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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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