African Investigative Journalism Conference 2019


Application Deadline: August 2nd, 2019

The African Investigative Journalism Conference (#AIJC19) is the premier annual gathering of African investigative reporters – a three-day international conference for and about investigative journalism. It involves skills training, networking, collaboration and in-depth accounts of major investigative stories. It is hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

This year’s conference will feature more than 50 speakers in
workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions, as well as skills
training in areas such as advanced data analysis and security. Key
speakers include award-winning journalists from across the world, and
Africa’s best. This is a chance to hear and meet those leading the field
and enhance your skills with the latest tools and tips.

In 2019, with the support of our sponsors and partners, we have a budget to bring 40 African journalists to Johannesburg for the conference. Places are open to print and broadcast journalists with a proven track record in investigative journalism, who want to develop their investigative skills and learn from other African and international journalists. Fellows will be required to either produce a story or do a presentation in their home country, based on learnings from the conference.


The bursary will cover flights to Johannesburg, airport transfers in Johannesburg, accommodation, transport to and from the conference, meals and conference fees. It does not cover home-country transport, visa costs or a per diem.

Application Procedure:

To apply, write a short motivation (maximum 500 words) and send it
with your CV and at least one example of your published or broadcast
work (preferably a link) to [email protected]

Applications close on August 2nd, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by email by August 30, 2018.

Note: The conference will be conducted in English and there will be no translation.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the African Investigative Journalism Conference 2019 Bursary for African Journalists