Investigative Journalism Masterclass

Are you ready to elevate your investigative journalism skills to the next level? The African Investigative Journalism Conference, in partnership with SKUP (the Association for Critical and Investigative Press in Norway) and Bellingcat, is excited to announce an exceptional opportunity for you!

Join us for the Investigative Journalism Masterclass

Held in the vibrant city of Johannesburg, South Africa, this masterclass, conducted in English, will immerse you in the world of cutting-edge investigative journalism techniques. Over three intensive days, from Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 19, 2023, you’ll explore digital forensics, verification and OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) tools and skills.

But that’s not all!

Unlock Exclusive Access

By participating in the masterclass, you’ll also gain access to the prestigious annual African Investigative Journalism Conference, running from November 20 to 22, 2023 at Wits University in Johannesburg. This conference offers a wide array of training sessions, ensuring you leave with a toolbox of skills and insights to supercharge your journalism career.

Fellowship Opportunities

We believe in the power of journalism and aim to make this experience accessible to dedicated journalists from across Africa. That’s why we’re offering fellowships to journalists from African countries with at least three years of investigative reporting experience, to cover:

  • ✈️ Flights to Johannesburg
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in single rooms
  • Transport to and from the masterclass and conference
  • Meals
  • Conference fees

Please note that fellowships do not cover home-country transport, travel insurance, visa costs, personal in-country transport, or hotel incidentals. Additionally, successful applicants must have a passport valid for at least six months after the conference and be available to travel from Thursday, November 16 to either Wednesday, November 22, or Thursday, November 23 (depending on flight availability).

Don’t Miss Out – Apply Today!

Applications close on September 29, 2023, and successful applicants will be announced in the first week of October.

To apply, simply fill out this form and send your CV to by September 29, 2023.

Prepare to uncover untold stories, expose hidden truths, and become a powerhouse in investigative journalism!

We can’t wait to see you in Johannesburg.