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15th African Investigative Journalism Conference

When: Monday, 28 October 2019 - Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
Wits Science Stadium
Start time:8:00


Wits hosts Africa’s largest gathering of investigative journalists.

Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph E. Stiglitz and award winning Cameroonian journalist, Mimi Mefo will address leading journalists and thought-leaders from around the world attending the 15th African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) hosted by Wits Journalism.

The AIJC is Africa’s premier annual investigative journalism conference and enables members of the Fourth Estate to gain skills that will advance public interest and democracy. View programme details.

As a special guest, Mefo will deliver the Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture. Other confirmed speakers include winners of the Global Shining Light Award, Wole Soyinka, and Taco Kuiper awardees John-Allan Namu, Anas Anas, Maggie Michael, Jacques Pauw, Pauli van Wyk, and the team from Bellingcat, to name a few. The gathering closes with an address by Stiglitz on the importance of investigative journalism and the challenges it faces.

More than 62 different sessions are planned, rich in new skills, ideas, stories and opportunities to network, learn, and contribute. Discussions will unpack issues like the experiences of female investigative reporters, the ethics of undercover reporting, and the motives behind investigative journalism.

The conference includes tracks on the latest in cutting-edge digital tools and techniques, including the use of satellite imagery, environmental sensors, robot journalism, and uncovering the secrets of the web.

To register and for more information please visit or @aijc_conference

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