Due Date: August 8, 2019

Applications are open for the AIJC19 Fellowship for Journalism Trainees in SADC Area The African Investigative Journalism Conference (#AIJC19) is the leading yearly event of African investigative press reporters– a three-day global conference for and about investigative journalism. It includes abilities training, networking, promoting, updates on cutting edge tools, cooperation and thorough accounts of significant investigative stories. It is hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

This year’s conference will include more than 50 speakers in workshops, panel conversations and networking sessions, in addition to abilities training in locations such as innovative information analysis and security. Secret speakers consist of acclaimed reporters from throughout the world, and Africa’s finest. This is a possibility to hear and satisfy those leading the field and improve your abilities with the current tools and pointers.

At AIJC2019 there will be chances to hear a few of the very best investigative reporters in Africa discussing their stories and sharing their abilities. They have actually welcomed a variety of global speakers, and they will supply courses in a series of abilities crucial for all finishing reporters. Even more, they will be running a trainee’s newsroom throughout the conference, where they will do online and social networks protection, and add to the conference edition of the school paper, Vuvuzela, under the guidance of tutors.


They have 10 fully-funded locations for journalism trainees from the SADC area (Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, eSwatini, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

  • The bursary covers your travel expenses to the conference and return; your hotel lodging in Johannesburg, meals, conference charges and ground transportation to and from the conference.


  • Open to trainees in the SADC area
  • Just trainees presently in their last year of an undergraduate journalism degree, honours or master’s degree in journalism are qualified to obtain a bursary to go to the conference.


Download the trainee bursary application

To obtain a location, send your CV and a covering note from your head of department or equivalent, and an inspiration of not more than 500 words to [email protected] by August 8,2019 All applications will be acknowledged on invoice and a decision on locations will be made by August 30, 2019.

For more details, go to AIJC19 Fellowship

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