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Power Reporting

The continent's premier conference on investigative journalism

The watchdog role of the media is important to KAS Media Africa so in 2013 it once again supports "Power Reporting" - bringing together dedicated inviduals, taking on exciting issues, and feat. speakers from overseas as well as from the region.

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Three days of intensive training in investigative skills: Finding sources, telling your story, using data and databases, reading financial documents, using freedom of information laws, interviewing techniques. All this and more from journalists working in print, on radio and on television.

Topics include:

The corruption of Walmart David Barstow, New York Times

The art of good writing Alex Kotlowitz , author There Are No Children Here

From health to oil, corruption in Nigeria Idris Akinbajo Premium Times

Selling Drugs to Childen – BigPharma at work, Luc Hermann Premieres Lignes Television

Data Journalism Ron Nixon, New York Times

Taco Kuiper Award winner Msindisi Fengu Daily Dispatch on Hostels of Shame

The Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture: Guerilla Typewriters – fighting for media freedom, Gwen Lister,founding editor of The Namibian

Also, conference courses on data journalism, reading company accounts, narrative journalism, media law

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Johannesburg/South Africa


  • David Barstow
    • Alex Kotlowitz
      • Idris Akinbajo
        • Luc Hermann
          • Ron Nixon
            • Msindisi Fengu
              • Gwen Lister


                „Swimming with Crocodiles“– Power Reporting 2013: More than 300 attendants at the 5th Conference for Investigative Journalists in Africa - by Katharina Lang
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