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Thursday, November 16 • 14:00 - 15:15
Investigative Journalism in Africa

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This session will highlight some of the extraordinary work being done across the continent, and confront the impediments and risks that many journalists face. Is it harder to be an investigative journalist in Africa than in other parts of the world and why? Are there different methods used than internationally? Is there enough funding and willingness from editors to achieve high-quality investigative journalism? Are there groups or initiatives that you should be aware of as an African investigative journalist?

Moderators
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Paula Fray

MD, Fray Intermedia
Paula Fray has worked in media for more than three decades as a journalist, editor, trainer and media manager. She is currently MD of the pan-African media training organisation frayintermedia which she founded in 2005. An award-winning reporter, Fray was executive editor of The Star newspaper and the first women editor of the Saturday Star.A recipient of the prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, she served on the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board from 2009 - 2013. She currently serves on the Media Monitoring Africa board as well as on the board of the humanitarian news service... Read More →

Speakers
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Catherine Gicheru

ICFJ Fellow / Country Lead, Code for Kenya
Catherine Gicheru is an award-winning Kenyan journalist who is currently serving as a Knight International Journalism Fellow with the International Center for Journalists and leader of the Code for Kenya team working to bring together data journalists and technologists to produce innovative... Read More →
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Mwape Kumwenda

journalist, Muvi television
Mwape Kumwenda is a journalist with more than 10 years of experience. She has worked for Zambia’s biggest privately owned television station MUVI Television throughout her journalism career.Her field of work include uncovering hidden thefts of public funds, corruption, abuse of human rights, health, poverty and social injustice. She strives to give a voice to the oppressed, marginalised and abused citizens. Her works have earned her ten awards locally and internationally. She is the international women media foundation IWMF 2015 courage winner and the free press unlimited 2017 most resilient award winner .Twitter... Read More →
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George Lugalambi

Media Development Specialist, Hamwe East Africa Ltd
George W. Lugalambi (PhD) is a media development specialist and researcher based in Kampala, Uganda. A former journalist and newspaper editor, he chairs the panel of judges for the Uganda National Journalism Awards. He headed the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University from 2008 to 2011. He was with the Natural Resource Governance Institute from mid-2011 to early 2017 as manager of a capacity development programme for strengthening media oversight of the extractive sectors of oil, gas, and mining. He is the lead researcher for a long-term media monitoring project of the African Centre for Media Excellence that tracks and analyses coverage of public affairs in Uganda. He contributed to Global Muckrakers (2014) and co-edited Africa Muckraking... Read More →
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Dapo Olorunyomi

Publisher, Premium Times
Dapo Olorunyomi currently works as publisher and Chief Executive of Nigeria’s leading investigative news platform, Premium Times. Previous to this, he served as policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s anti corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. His work as editor during the years of military dictatorship in Nigeria earned him the 1995 International Editor of the Year Award of the World Press Review; the 1996 PEN Center (West) Freedom to Write Award; Press Freedom Award (1996) of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) New York; and the 1996 Hellman Hemmett grant of the Human Rights... Read More →
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Sam Sole

Managing Partner, amaBhungane
Sam Sole has been a journalist since 1986. He has worked for the investigative magazine noseweek, served as political editor of the Sunday Tribune, and joined the Mail & Guardian as investigative journalist in 2002. In 2003 he won the Vodacom Journalist of the Year award for first reporting the criminal investigation of then national deputy president Jacob Zuma. Together with colleague Stefaans... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

Attendees (196)