The 17th annual African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) will be held from 11 to 15 October, with three full days of conferencing (October 11-13), and two more days of intensive online training (October 13-15).

The AIJC 2021 will be breaking new ground by being held in five cities across the continent simultaneously. The five host cities are Nairobi, Abuja, Dakar, Addis Ababa and Johannesburg. In each of these cities, the event will be co-hosted by Code for Africa in Nairobi and Dakar, Premium Times in Abuja, Fojo/International Media Support in Addis, while the primary host, in Johannesburg, is Wits Centre for Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Hosting the event in the five cities will enable the conference to have a larger continental footprint than ever before, said the organisers. The conference will also be a hybrid affair with face-to-face workshops and online streaming, to allow those who cannot make it to one of the five cities to fully participate from the comfort of their own locations.

The AIJC, which is Africa’s biggest annual gathering of working journalists that has been held since 2005, is an opportunity to share great African work, learn new skills, hear how it is done and share experiences. There conference will comprise more than 25 sessions of great stories, new tools and techniques, networking and master classes. Two languages, English and French will be used at the conference.

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