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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?

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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... Read More →

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Catherine Gicheru

ICFJ Fellow/Director, African Women Journalism Project
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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Sam Sole

Managing Partner, amaBhungane, South Africa
Sam 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... Read More →

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