India considers the Indian Ocean to be its backyard and sphere of influence which is being infiltrated by the Chinese. It believes that the ‘Indian’ Ocean is ‘India’s Ocean’, reports WANJOHI KABUKURU. Continue reading
It is believed that piracy and the war on terror is a ruse for the heavy presence of naval forces in the Indian Ocean; the main reason could be the recent oil and gas discoveries in the East Coast of Africa, explains WANJOHI KABUKURU. Continue reading
It’s not just in Nigeria or Sudan that young women are abused. The “short-time girls” of Monrovia are victims of a culture that accepts their rape, their prostitution and their pain.
By Clair MacDougall, 19 May 2014, The Daily Beast
World Press Freedom Day on May 3 is commemorated annually to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.
When a Chinese businessman first approached Malagasy farmer Jean Manantsoa, 47, in April last year with an offer to lease his family rice fields, Manantsoa had no idea of the untapped pockets of potential natural wealth beneath.
By Nadia Raonimanalina and Will Fitzgibbon, The Africa Report, 08 January 2014
Investigative journalism aims to get beneath the surface of a story to expose hidden facts. Investigative journalists are often also confronted by two mutually exclusive versions of an event. In such a situation one party is not telling the truth.
Dear members of the FAIR network, partners, donors and friends
We hereby serve public notice of the upcoming FAIR Annual General Meeting (AGM)
DATE: Thursday 31 October 2013
VENUE: Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
TIME: 9am to 4pm
Exchanging experiences, expertise and workshops. Free Press Unlimited’s partner meeting in Istanbul was all about true partnership. Except for one thing: the award competition. All partners were asked to submit their most prestigious project. Quite a challenge, also for the jury. The award winners were granted prize money to reinforce existing projects or set up promising initiatives in the field of media development.
Although FAIR is a multi-sourced institution with an established office and a base of loyal members, it is trying to move away from complete donor dependency on core and project support. In this context FAIR hereby invites qualified individuals to apply for the following opportunities: 1. FACILITATOR – Strategy Workshop and 2. CONSULTANT – Business Plan Development.
New Deadline: 24 June 2013
AFRICAN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM GRANTS FUND
List of winning proposals will be published soon. FAIR thanks SIDA for supporting the Grants Fund. A special website will showcase investigative content produced under the Small Grants programme 2013. Continue reading
The Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) is seeking a Commissioning Editor. The appointment will be for part-time work on a contract basis (renewable dependent on performance). The fee will be approximately R15 000 per month. Continue reading
In a six-month transnational project led by the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR), journalists hailing from Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria and the Netherlands investigated the alleged benefits received by cocoa farmers in West Africa via the FAIRTRADE label. Continue reading
The political, social and economic environment in East Africa presents specific challenges for investigative journalists. With increasing security issues in the region, it is becoming more difficult for credible and professional media to provide a much-needed voice against corruption, injustice, and bad governance. Continue reading