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Saturday, November 18 • 10:45 - 12:00
Covering Conflict

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War is deception, as the Chinese general Sun Tzu said—and it’s left to investigative journalists to strip away the deceit. Who’s really commanding the battle, and what do they get out of it? Who’s funding and arming them? What back-door dealings are underway while the country’s in turmoil? Amid the violence and chaos, it takes a cool head and strong gut to make sense of it all, and unpick the details that are truly history-making.

We have three impressive journalists who have years of experience in doing just that, on diverse warfronts. Come hear them explain how to nail down what’s truly important in some of the world's toughest reporting environments.

Moderators
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Vivienne Walt

Journalist, TIME
Vivienne Walt has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. She is also a contributor to Fortune Magazine, TIME's sister publication. She's traveled through most of Africa, the Middle East, and Europe focusing on war and conflict, and the human toll wrought by Western business operations, from diamonds to oil exploration. | She is a board member of the Overseas Press Club of America, and a regular juror for the OPC awards and the Prix Bayeux for war correspondents. | Follow here on @vivwalt... Read More →

Speakers
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Mokhtar Alibrahim

editor, ARIJ
Mokhtar Alibraim began working with ARIJ on investigative reporting five years ago.  He has since won awards for stories about the expropriation of homes by Syrian war refugees and about the bad treatment of orphaned children. He has taught at Damascus University from where he earned a masters degree in media literacy and political participation in the Arab World. He is currently working in... Read More →
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Umaru Fofana

Correspondent, BBC
Umaru Fofana has been a journalist for over 20 years and has reported from Asia, United States and several countries in Africa. He is based in his native Sierra Leone from where he works as a freelance journalist mainly for the BBC and Reuters. He co-owns the FreeMedia Group which operates a newspaper called Politico... Read More →
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Catherine Wambua

Correspondent, Aljazeera
Catherine Wambua-Soi is a correspondent for Aljazeera Network -working with the English channel and based in Nairobi -Kenya. She mostly cover East and Central Africa but is also called upon to work in other parts of the continent. She has worked with Aljazeera for 7 years and before that worked for KTN - one of Kenya's biggest privately owned media stations. Catherine has extensively covered conflicts in DRC, South Sudan, CAR, Somalia and also political unrest in countries like Kenya, Burundi, Gabon... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

Attendees (96)