2023 dates to be announced soon


October 2022

#AIJC2022 was our biggest and best ever: 375 delegates from 34 African countries (and 20 others); over 140 speakers in 80+ sessions. Great networking. Lots of discussion. Powerful new work showcased. A memorable Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture. Packed training sessions. Okay, the coffee was not up to standard, but we will work on that for #AIJC2023. Subscribe to our newsletter (below) to be informed of our future plans.


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Investigative Journalism Hubs

An interactive map of investigative journalism activity in sub-Saharan Africa.


AIJC 2022 – follow the money to root out corruption

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...

AIJC Student Newsroom

Police brutality under the microscope

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 2022


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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