Packed training programme at AIJC2020

The 2020 virtual edition of the annual African Investigative Journalism Conference will provide training opportunities conducted by world renowned trainers and investigative journalism institutions and African experts, covering a wide range of topics.

People participating in the conference will be able to sign-up for masterclasses, workshops and tools & technique sessions covering digital forensics, data journalism, investigative techniques, and more:

– Online sleuthing

– AmaBhungane investigations masterclass

– Bellingcat sessions on verification of online content, geolocation and chronolocation

– Spotting deepfakes and shallowfakes

– Social media forensics

– World’s best data stories, step-by-step data investigations and case studies

– Making sense of Covid-19 data and dashboards

– Detecting Covid-19 disinformation

– Fact-checking and fake news detection

– TikTok for investigations

– Podcasting for investigations

– Mobile storytelling

– Online safety for journalists


The training sessions are presented by people like

– Paul Myers from the BBC

– Eva Constantaris and Michael Salzwedel from Internews

– Youri van der Weide from Bellingcat, an open source analyst who has focused much of his work on migration and Africa related topics

– Alastair Otter from GIJN and Media Hack

– Ruona Meyer, an Emmy-nominated, multimedia journalist with 17 years’ experience, across print, radio, wire agency, TV and digital outlets across Nigeria, South Africa, and the UK.

– Adi Eyal from OpenUp

– Alan Cheboi, the iLAB’s East African Regional Investigations Manager for a team of forensic researchers and data analysts conducting digital investigations into disinformation and foreign influence across the African continent

– Adebayo Okeowo, the Africa Program Manager at WITNESS and human rights lawyer focusing on exploring the intersection between human rights and technology.

Register for #AIJC2020 to get access to all training sessions. See the programme for more details on all training sessions.