Fellowships for the African Investigative Journalism Conference

Deadline: 3 August 2018
Open to: African investigative  journalists
Benefits:bursary to cover flights to Johannesburg,  accommodation, meals and conference fees

Description

The African Investigative Journalism Conference (#AIJC18) is the premier annual gathering of African investigative journalists – a three-day international conference for and about investigative journalism. It involves skills training, networking, promoting, collaboration and in-depth accounts of major investigative stories. It is hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Every year since 2005, the investigative journalism community gathers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. The African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) is the largest annual gathering of investigative journalists on the continent. It is three days of celebrating the work of the continent’s best journalists, networking, sharing stories, training, and catching up on cutting edge tools and techniques.This year’s event will include financial investigations into public and private sectors; the growing relationship between civil society and investigative journalists; how to deal with physical and online security threats; the surge in cross-border investigations; the latest in data journalism and multimedia storytelling; and keynote addresses from top international prize-winning journalists. AIJC is brought to you by the Wits Journalism programme of University of the Witwatersrand.

This year’s conference will feature more than 50 speakers in workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions, as well as skills training in areas such as advanced data analysis and security. Key speakers include award-winning journalists from across the world, and Africa’s best. This is a chance to hear and meet those leading the field and enhance your skills with the latest tools and tips.

In 2018, with the support of their sponsors and partners, the programme have a budget to bring 40 African journalists to Johannesburg for the conference. Places are open to print and broadcast journalists with a proven track record in investigative journalism, who want to develop their investigative skills and learn from other African and international journalists. Fellows will be required to either produce a story or do a presentation in their home country, based on learnings from the conference.

The conference will be conducted in English and there will be no translation.

Eligibility

Open to African investigative  journalists. Print and broadcast journalists with a proven track record in investigative journalism. Fellows will be required to either produce a story or do a presentation in their home country, based on learnings from the conference.

Benefits

The bursary will cover flights to Johannesburg, airport transfers in Johannesburg, accommodation, transport to and from the conference, meals and conference fees. It does not cover home-country transport, visa costs or a per diem.

How to apply?

To apply, write a short motivation (maximum 500 words) and send it with your CV and at least one example of your published or broadcast work (preferably a link) to [email protected].

Applications close on August 3rd, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by email by August 30, 2018.

For more information please visit the official website.