Tag Archives: Investigative Journalism

Winners: Msindisi Fengu and Yandisa Monakali of the Daily Dispatch, for “Hostels of Shame.” Credit: TJ Lemon

South African Awards Highlight World Class Reporting

High quality investigative journalism is spreading around the world. One country where it has put down strong roots, despite an often hostile environment, is South Africa. The depth of reporting can be seen in the just announced Taco Kuiper Awards, that country’s highest prize for investigative journalism. In the awards announcement speech on 5 April, Wits University Journalism Professor Anton Harber salutes the finalists for work on extraordinary stories ranging from police death squads to government waste, fraud, and abuse of the public trust. Continue reading

Nigeria: Investigative Journalism Necessary for Intelligence Gathering – SSS

Yola — Investigative journalism has been identified as a potent tool for intelligence gathering that can curtail the activities of terrorists in Nigeria, the Adamawa State Director of the State Security Service (SSS) Mr Olugbenga Jayeoba has said. Mr Jayeoba, who said this when he received members of the state’s Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, urged journalists in the country to embark on investigative journalism, saying such could save the country from drifting into a state of anarchy.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: ICT’s for better Investigative Journalism / APPEL A COMMUNICATIONS: Les TIC pour mieux faire le journalisme d’investigation

FAIR is calling on members to submit topics for presentations at the upcoming west Africa regional conference. Concept notes should be less than one page, and must show some relevance to the overall theme “ICT’s for better Investigative Journalism: Challenges of Access to Information in West Africa”.  Selection of participants will be based on FAIR membership status, current investigations and overall professionalism.

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