The FAIR Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday 28 October 2012 in Johannesburg. Registration is open for ‘Power Reporting 2012: the African Investigative Journalism Conference’, to be hosted by FAIR and Wits University during October 29-31.
Speakers at the conference will include Heather Brook on dispatches from the information war – journalism in a digital age; Gabriel Tabatchiek and the team from Brazil who ran the Secret Diaries and brought down a government; Ying Chan from China where investigative journalism thrives and how journalists use weibei (China’s twitter); Mzilikazi wa Afrika and Stephan Hofstatter on the dangers of investigating the police; Julian Rademeyer on his book about rhino poaching Killing for Profit; Athandiwa Saba on filing your freedom of information request; Kassim Mohammed and Peter Nkanga on ‘Terrorism in Africa’; and Rob Rose on business investigations.
Courses include: Data journalism from beginners to advanced; How to follow the money; Mining in Africa; Agricultural policy across Africa; Journalists and the law – libel and defamation, the Protection of Information Bill, and much more.
Join us for a stimulating experience with fellow African investigative journalists and other media professionals.
The final programme will be available soon.
‘Power Reporting: the African Investigative Journalism Conference’ is run by Wits Journalism in partnership with the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) and supported by the Valley Trust, the Open Society Foundation, the United States of America’s Department of State and theKonrad Adenauer Stiftung. The conference forms part of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and is supported by Investigative Reporters and Editors (US) and the Centre for Investigative Journalism (UK)