POWER REPORTING 2013: The African Investigative Journalism Conference

Three days of intensive training in investigative skills: Finding sources, telling your story, using data and databases, reading financial documents, using freedom of information laws, interviewing techniques. All this and more from journalists working in print, on radio and on television.

Registration now open

Date: 28-30 October

Venue: WITS University, Johannesburg, South Africa



  • The corruption of Walmart David Barstow, New York Times
  • The art of good writing Alex Kotlowitz , author and journalist
  • From health to oil, corruption in Nigeria Idris Akinbajo Premium Times
  • Forensic accounting Raj Bairoliya
  • Telling it on TV Luc Hermann Premieres Lignes Television
  • Data Journalism Ron Nixon, New York Times
  • Taco Kuiper Award winner Msindisi Fengu Daily Dispatch
  • Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture Gwen Lister, founding editor of The Namibian

Conference courses on data journalism, reading company accounts, narrative journalism, media law.

The 2012 Power Reporting : African Investigative Journalism Conference was a great success. We had over 250 attending. Participants were able to learn new skills and discuss stories with journalists from across the continent and speakers from around the world.

Download the Delegate Registration Form

NOTE: FAIR members who are selected for travel sponsorship to the AGM and Power Reporting will be notified by 10 October 2013. FAIR will register sponsored delegates directly through WITS Journalism. All other applicants should visit http://www.journalism.co.za for details on bursaries and how to submit their registration and payment.

Power Reporting: the African Investigative Journalism Conference is run by Wits Journalism’s Investigative Journalism workshop in partnership with the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) and supported by the Valley Trust, the Open Society Foundation, and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The conference forms part of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and is supported by Investigative Reporters and Editors (US) and the Centre for Investigative Journalism (UK) 

2 thoughts on “POWER REPORTING 2013: The African Investigative Journalism Conference”

  1. I will like to be invited for this annual event to enhance my skills in investigative journalism

  2. Being a journalist who reports on every issue,I would like to be invited to get skills on Investigative journalism.

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