The 19th African Investigative
Journalism Conference

20-22 November 2023


Latest: See this year’s programme, with 140+ speakers in 80+ sessions. Top speakers include Tidiane Hamadou Sy, Brant Houston, Prof Vukosi Marivate, John-Allan Namu, Anas Aramayaw Anas, Sonya Smith, Pauli van Wyk, David Dembele.
Major themes for 2023 include Artificial Intelligence, Health, Data Journalism, Keeping Journalists Safe and the Future and Sustainability of Investigative Reporting.


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Carlos lecture


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AIJC202 Fellowships

We have allocated all the Fellowships we have to attend AIJC2023, and sadly we had many more applications than spaces. If you have not heard from us, we have not been able to accommodate you this year.

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AIJC Student Newsroom

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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

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...


Carlos Cardoso Memorial
Lecture 2023


Delivered by Mariam Ouédraogo

Mariam Ouédraogo, known for her fearless reporting, will deliver this year’s Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture,  focusing on her work in exposing the devastating impact of war on the people of Burkina Faso, especially women and children. She will also talk about the toll this work has taken on her own mental and physical health. Mariam is celebrated for her work and the impact it has had, and has won multiple international awards. “The doctors diagnosed me with vicarious trauma, which is a transfer of the victims’ suffering.CPJ I am experiencing the same thing as them without being directly affected,” she has said. “It’s a terrible shock. I didn’t know how to step back, maybe because I’m a woman.”

The lecture, held to promote continental solidarity in support of journalists, commemorates the 2002 assassination of a Mozambican journalist who was uncovering corruption.

The lecture, hosted in partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists, takes place at the Science Stadium, West Campus, University of the Witwarsrand at 5.30pm on Tuesday, November 21.

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