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.
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.
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.
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