The Africa-China Reporting Project (ACRP, or the Project), hosted by the Wits Centre for Journalism at 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.

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The Project offers reporting grants, workshops and other opportunities to 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, such as workshops and calls for applications.

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


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