FAIR to host southern Africa regional conference

FAIR will hold a regional membership conference on 29 and 30 August 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme of the conference is “Following the Money”, which includes a keynote presentation about “Data mining government expenditure”. Registration is open to all investigative journalists from southern Africa.   Translation services for Portuguese-speaking participants will be available, and we encourage journalists from Mozambique and Angola to attend.

Limited bursaries for travel and accommodation are available to FAIR members in southern Africa. Bursaries will also be considered for journalists in southern Africa who have written investigative stories recently and would like to present case studies about them.

Application forms can be requested from admin@fairreporters.org.

Closing date for submissions: 15 August 2011.

Objectives of the conference:  Showcase the best investigative journalism output from the region;  Enable interactions with regional and international investigative journalism award winners;  Discuss challenges in the investigative journalism profession;  Explore the role FAIR in addressing challenges and overcoming obstacles by African IJ’s;   Open up registration for regional delegates to the upcoming African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) scheduled for 31 October to 4 November 2011, in Johannesburg. 

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