Africa-China Reporting Project

The Africa-China Reporting Project (ACRP or the Project), hosted at the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, aims to improve the quality of reporting on Africa-China issues, and works to provide facilitation and capacity building for journalists. Despite the expanding links between the two regions, reporting has often been inadequate or polarised, either portraying China as an exploiting predator or a benign development partner. The Project aims to encourage balanced and considered reporting as Africa-China relations are further entrenched in the editorial narrative of both regions.

The Project offers reporting grants, workshops and other opportunities to African and Chinese journalists and encourages collaborations to investigate complex dynamics and uncover untold stories, with an emphasis on on-the-ground impact and perspectives to illustrate how the lives of the people of Africa are changing amid the comprehensive phenomenon of Africa-China interactions.

Please follow our latest published features, events and other news at our website Visit the How to apply for a grant page for guidelines on how to apply for reporting grants, or see Opportunities for journalists to keep up to date with all the Project’s new opportunities for journalists such a workshops and calls for applications.

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Contact information

For more information please contact the Africa-China Reporting Project at
Wits Journalism Department
12th Floor University Corner
Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Project Coordinator:
Barry van Wyk
011 717 4692

Assistant Project Coordinator:
Bongiwe Tutu
011 717 4965

Research Associate:
Yu-Shan Wu
011 717 4965


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