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Outspoken women in journalism and media have shaped the history of South Africa

Three female pioneers of South African journalism

Ruth First, Noni Jabavu and Joyce Sikhakhane-Rankin are just three examples of groundbreaking female writer-activists who made a difference in apartheid South Africa. These...
Youth citizen journalism in Kenya takes off

Youth citizen journalism in Kenya takes off

Youngsters in Kibera, one of Kenya's biggest townships are using the cut and paste method to create photocopied magazines to tell the world their stories. They highlight daily struggles but also reveal the city's unique cultural movements.
Struggle heroes for children

South African journalists shortlisted in global awards

Investigative journalists risk their own safety when exposing corruption and crime. The Global Investigative Journalism Network honours those fearless reporters with the Global Shining Light Award. A South African team has been shortlisted for the award this year, following the win by another South African team in 2013.

Gates Foundation grant for developing data journalism in Africa

Gates Foundation grant for developing data journalism in Africa

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $4,7 billion grant to support data journalism in Africa. The International Center for Journalists programme will run in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, including a journalism school in Cape Town.

World Press Freedom Day 2015 seminar – Let journalism thrive!

The Media Development and Diversity Agency, in partnership with the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism and the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, will be hosting a seminar on Tuesday, 5 May 2015, in Johannesburg, in celebration of the ideals of World Press Freedom Day.

Bloomberg launches African media initiative

Bloomberg launches African media initiative

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, in Johannesburg on Monday for the C40 Cities Mayors Summit, announced a $10-million initiative to support pan-African business and financial journalism, focusing initially on Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
'Unprecedented' interest in Africa news

Africa’s first fact-check website launched

The AFP Foundation has partnered with the journalism department of Wits University in Johannesburg to launch Africa Check, the first website on the continent set up exclusively to hold public figures accountable by fact-checking public debate.

Final call for journalism award

The University of the Witwatersrand’s Investigative Journalism Workshop, in conjunction with the Valley Trust, is launching its last call for entries for South Africa’s biggest journalism award, the Taco Kuiper Award.
• Dual degrees from Wits, Columbia

Dual degrees from Wits, Columbia

The Department of Journalism at Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand has announced a new dual-degree programme with the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York, allowing students to study and receive degrees from both institutions.
• Reshaping reportage on Africa

Boosting African journalism

South Africa’s Rhodes University and the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation have teamed up to strengthen journalism training in Africa, with a special focus on sharpening new media skills.

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