Adopted by acclamation by delegates to AIJC20221 November 2022 Impunity prevails in far too many cases where journalists are attacked for their work. When no one is held accountable for violence against the press, it sends a chilling message to...
Dates for #AIJC2023 have been announced! This year’s conference will take place 20 – 22 November at Wits University in Johannesburg. We want to ensure we present the most interesting work and journalists on the continent. We invite you to suggest speakers, panels, themes or training. Do you have something that needs to be shared with your colleagues? Do you have a topic, or some particular training that you think would enhance the conference? Do you have an idea for a discussion that belongs on the programme?
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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
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...
Student Fellowships: Call for Applications (closing date: September 16th, 2022)
We will be returning to face-to-face conferencing for this year’s African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2022) in Johannesburg. It will be our 18th gathering and it promises to be a bumper event: three days of sharing great stories,...
AIJC Student Newsroom
Undercover journalism – its potential and risks
By: Zama Myeza and Kamohelo Mohlominyane Working as an undercover journalist can be detrimental to one’s psychological and emotional well-being. Once the scoop is published, people often don’t think about the people on the other side of the disguise. Undercover...
The critical need for changing gender imbalances in investigative journalism
By: Joy Letheba Malope and Excel Fongoma Throughout society, men dominate in almost every position of power in the workplace — from CEO positions to intermediate management, while women are given fewer opportunities — even in investigative journalism. Working as a...
The 18th African Investigative Journalism Conference kicks off in Johannesburg
Development executive producer Peter Morimi and investigative reporter Njeri Mwangi of BBC Africa Eye By: Mandla Zulu and Excel Fongoma The 18th annual African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) kicked off in Johannesburg on Monday. This is the first...
Carlos Cardoso Memorial
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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