Africa’s premier gathering of investigative journalists, the African Investigative Journalism Conference, will this year present more than 75 speakers in 60 different sessions

We are happy to share the full schedule for the 15th African Investigative Journalism Conference hosted by Wits Journalism, now just 50 days away. We’re still fiddling with it, but you’ll find over 60 sessions in the three days of conference, with 75 speakers including winners of the Nobel, Pulitzer, Taco Kuiper, Wole Soyinka and Africa Check Fact-Checking awards.

Africa’s largest regular gathering of working journalists takes place at the University of the Witwatersrand over three days, October 28-30, 2019.

Participants will come from at least 36 countries. Keynote speakers include Nobel laureate economist, Joseph E. Stiglitz, investigations editor of  Channel 4 News Job Rabkin (who was part of the team that produced the Cambridge Analytica sting),investigative documentary maker John-Allan Namu of Africa Uncensored, Anas Anas (the Ghanaian undercover specialist), and award-winning Cameroonian journalist Mimi Mefo.

Other highlights include:

  • a half-day workshop on strategies for sustainable journalism, designed for independent outlets and investigative teams
  • a Master class in Following the Money – how to investigate financial fraud and corruption
  • cutting-edge data journalism and digital skills
  • people behind #MauritiusLeaks, and exposé of Sudan’s livestream massacre, explaining how they did it
  • the sharpest new digital and online tools for investigators
  • the latest on using satellites, sensors and other new tools

See the full programme here. For more information, see