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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.

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Vivienne Walt

Journalist, TIME & Fortune
Vivienne Walt is this year's SABEW winner for international reporting, small and medium publications. She has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. She also writes for Fortune Magazine. For both, she's traveled... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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Umaru Fofana

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

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