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.