Power Reporting 2010: the African Investigative Journalism Conference
From its opening session with American journalist Joshua Prager to its last, a live video-link interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the 2010 African Investigative Journalism Conference was packed with ideas and debate. Pirates and soccer bosses, the powerful rich and marginalised poor, Zimbabwe’s illegal diamond diggers and Nigeria’s oil rebels, were all under scrutiny. Sometimes the debate was lively – investigating traditional Africa, for example – but it was always knowledgeable, from first-hand experience, showcasing the best, sharing skills. Training, for experienced journalists and less experienced journalism students, ranged from computer-assisted reporting, through maths and stats in the newsroom, to strategies for organising your investigation. People came from countries across Africa and from the major media houses and universities in South Africa, to share their experience and hone their skills. Click here for the report.