AIJC 2018: African investigative journalism’s strongest performance yet

ZAM’s investigative journalism partner, the African Investigative Publishing Collective (AIPC), once again made its presence felt at the yearly African Investigative Journalism Conference, held 29-31 October in Johannesburg. Firstly, keynote speaker Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Ghana’s famous undercover journalist, explained how African realities impact on the work of investigative journalists on the continent, where undercover reporting is often the only way to get close to authorities and their wrongdoing. He introduced the work of the AIPC as an example of viable homegrown African investigative journalism that was in touch with reality and achieving important results.

Image: Anas Aremeyaw Anas, keynote speaker at AIJC 2018

Also in Johannesburg, presenting two separate sessions, Mozambique’s fearless AIPC member Estacio Valoi talked about his ‘ruby plunder’ series (serialized on the ZAM website in 2017)

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