AIJC2021 Conference News

‘As African investigative journalists we to strengthen our local networks and work together, collaboratively.’

By Sandrine Sawadogo What is the status of collaborative journalism in Africa? What has been achieved and who are the actors? These questions are worth ...

‘Journalists need to be resilient and go the extra mile when telling stories of conflict’

By Uchenna Igwe Abuja – Conflict journalist in Abuja, Nigeria, emphasised the need for collaborations between media houses, government authorities and other stakeholders, to achieve ...

Can evidence unearthed by investigative journalists in Africa lead to prosecutions?

By Farai Shawn Matiashe Johannesburg– Multinational companies are the biggest perpetrators of corruption in Africa yet their crimes are sophisticated, posing a challenge for both ...

“There are a lot of environmental issues to report on in our countries with endless opportunities for collaborations”

By Andiswa Matikinca “The community of environmental reporting is small but growing”, those were the words of Ugandan journalist and editor for the Global Investigative ...

The Many Challenges We Face – Nigerian Female Investigative Journalists

By Justina Asishana Abuja – Threats, effects on mental health, lack of funding and limited collaborations and networks are some of the challenges faced by ...

Cutting edge digital tools separate facts from fake news

By Silence Mugadzaweta Digital tools have come handy in unearthing toxic and fake news that circulated during the Covid19 pandemic crisis when numerous theories were ...

The Navalny Story

The award-winning Bellingcat team has been notable for probing a variety of high-level subjects – from Mexican drug lords, crimes against humanity to tracking the ...

Top honours at the 2021 African Fact-Checking Awards go to fact-checkers from Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Senegal

The continent’s foremost fact-checking awards received a record number of 216 entries from 28 African countries. Top honours in the 2021 African Fact-Checking Awards went ...

Governments not transparent when detailing its Covid-19 spending

By Bettie Kemah Johnson-Mbayo Abuja – When Covid-19 struck, African Governments scrambled to get information about the pandemic to citizens and in their panic to ...

Investigative journalists of colour face hurdles to expose social ills

By Jenipher Changwanda Johannesburg – Levelling the ground for investigative journalists of colour to report the struggles by  minority communities could help to deepen and ...

State of Investigative Journalism in Ethiopia

By: Maya Misikir Addis Ababa – Investigative journalism in developing countries, where maladministration and corruption are commonplace, is critical. However, in these countries the level ...

Going undercover to expose wrongdoing

By: Kehinde Ogunyale Abuja – In a quest to uncover the truth, investigative journalists are often forced to put their lives in danger and go undercover. ...

Why you should register for #AIJC2021

At AIJC 2021 you will be exposed to Africa’s latest innovation and strategy thought leaders and their tools, you will understand how implement these tools ...

Five days, five cities, hybrid gathering of Africa’s best journalists

In its 17th year, AIJC is breaking new ground. This year’s version of the biggest annual gathering of working journalists (AIJC2021) will be a five-city ...

AIJC2021 Appel à contribution

L’AIJC est le principal rassemblement de journalistes actifs sur le continent et la vitrine des meilleurs reportages d’investigation du continent. Pendant 17 ans, elle a ...

Appel à candidatures pour les bourses de l’AIJC2021

La Conférence africaine sur le journalisme d’investigation 2021 11-13 octobre 2021 À Johannesburg, Nairobi, Abuja, Addis-Abeba, Dakar Cinq villes, trois jours, pour mettre à l’honneur le ...

AIJC2021: Call for Fellowship Applications

The African Investigative Journalism Conference 2021  11-13 October 2021 In Johannesburg, Nairobi, Abuja, Addis Ababa, Dakar Five cities, three days, celebrating great work from Africa ...

AIJC2021 Call for Input

AIJC is the continent’s leading gathering of working journalists and showcase of the continent’s best investigative reporting. For 17 years, it has presented an opportunity ...

Mapping of investigative journalism “hubs” in sub-Saharan Africa

A mapping of investigative journalism “hubs” in sub-Saharan Africa has highlighted a new wave of activity across the region. The map has shown 32 such ...

AIJC 2021 Five Cities Conference: Call for co-hosting partners

The African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) has been hosted since 2005 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. It has grown to become the biggest annual gathering ...

Editor’s Pick: Best Investigative Journalism in Sub-Saharan Africa 2020

By Benon Herbert Oluka At the best of times, doing investigative journalism in sub-Saharan Africa is fraught with challenges. With the outbreak of COVID-19, the ...

“We don’t need competition on a continent like ours”

Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is an international association of journalism organisations that provides tools, resources and training to investigative and data journalists worldwide. The organisation ...

Female investigative journalists struggle to break through

While the days of women being excluded from male dominated spaces owing to their gender are long gone, female investigative journalists continue to grapple with ...

Traverser la tempête : le défi des femmes journalistes d’investigation

Par Temitope Bademosi Il est difficile pour les femmes journalistes de travailler dans un milieu dominé par les hommes et c’est davantage difficile pour celles ...

Comment les journalistes ont dévoilé les malversations liées à la Covid-19

Par Reggy Moalusi Lorsque des journalistes d’investigation ont commencé à poser des questions sur l’utilisation des millions de dollars récoltés pour aider à lutter contre ...

Les sociétés africaines de média priées de développer des modèles économiques durables

Par Wole Elegbede La 3ème journée de l’édition en ligne de la conférence africaine sur le journalisme d‘investigation (AIJC2020) s’est tenue le jeudi 08 octobre. ...

Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture highlights the deterioration of journalism in times of Covid-19

By Aurelia Mbokazi The Covid-19 pandemic has been used as pretext by some governments to crack down on dissent, resulting in the deterioration of press ...

Do not glorify police, investigative journalists warned

By Jenipher Changwanda As the #EndSARS protests intensified in Nigeria, resulting in loss of lives, journalists attending the virtual Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) webinar, ...

Covid-19, a crucial time for Africa-China environmental journalism

By Francis Annagu The global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact journalism around the world. Faced with the challenges of reporting on the ...

Lutte contre la corruption sur les campus universitaires : l’investigation journalistique pour dévoiler les faits

Par Megan Valère SOSSOU Pendant que beaucoup de gens luttent pour avoir de bons résultats professionnels, certains préfèrent s’adonner à de mauvaises pratiques. La corruption, ...

Winners of African Fact-Checking 2020 Awards announced during a virtual ceremony

By Heggar Maviza “Whoever tells the truth is chased out of nine villages”, these were the opening words of the 2020 African Fast-Check Ceremony Awards ...

Opinion: Little has changed 43 years on, as South African media commemorate Black Wednesday

By Reggy Moalusi The recent harassment of South African reporter Nobesuthu Hejana by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters while covering a story was a ...

Fighting corruption on university campuses: Investigative journalists reveal it all

By Megan Valère Sossou While many people work hard and even go the extra mile to achieve academic qualifications, there are those who prefer dishonest ...

How investigative journalists exposed Covid-19 corrupt shenanigans

By Reggy Moalusi Millions of dollars raised to help fight and alleviate the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria could not be accounted for when investigative journalists ...

Digital security, a pre-requisite for investigative journalists

By Tendai Gukutikwa Fact-Finding, while undercover or in the open in a world where online censorship and surveillance has become the order of the day ...

African environmental journalists share new techniques for tracking wildlife trafficking and conservation reporting

By Francis Annagu  Wildlife trafficking in (Southern) Africa has become an increasingly prevalent activity and with a sharp rise in the loss of wildlife population, ...

Reporting on Covid-19, a challenge even to seasoned journalists

By Mbauwo Chavula Delegates at the African... ...

AIJC Convener urges investigative journalists to empower themselves with tools that improve the quality of their work

By Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi Often investigative journalists risk their lives to expose the truth in important stories that involve corrupt practices in the public or private ...

Wading through the storm: A challenge for female investigative journalists

By Temitope Bademosi Working in a male-dominated space is challenging for women journalists and even more for those whose work focuses on uncovering societal ills ...

African media organisations implored to develop sustainable business models

By Wole Elegbede  The virtual edition of the African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2020) entered its third day on Thursday, 08 October, with a call on ...

Slave trade is still an undeniable reality in Africa

By Daniel Nzohabonimana Human trafficking continues to be a social ill that plagues societies in the 21st century and victims of this modern day form ...

“You have a duty to expose the truth,” journalists urged as AIJC2020 kicks off

By Opeyemi Kehinde The maiden virtual edition of the African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2020) kicked off on Tuesday, 06 October, with panelists calling on journalists ...

How to join and watch all #AIJC2020 live sessions

After you’ve registered on Quicket for #AIJC2020, please download the Whova App. The organising team will add you to AIJC’s platform on Whova within 24 ...

Investigating the Police: Reporting Tips & Tools

Police forces are supposed to uphold the law and protect citizens from violence. However, all too often the police themselves are corrupt and violent, even ...

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, ...

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Our official conference app is now available and ready to be downloaded! See the programme, network, and more, all on the app!  ...

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