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Global Investigative Journalism Conference, the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists

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    The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) is the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists, held once every two years. This year, the 10th conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from November 16 to 19, and is being co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Wits University Journalism Programme.

    GIJC17 incorporates this year’s African Investigative Journalism Conference and will feature more than 120 exciting panels, workshops, and networking sessions, ranging from cross-border collaboration and corruption to advanced data analysis. Here’s a chance to learn from the best in the field and enhance your skills with the latest tips and tools.


    Every two years since 2001, the world’s investigative journalism community has joined together in a different city, and the results have been extraordinary. The GIJCs are giant training conferences, with practical panels and workshops on the latest investigative techniques, data analysis, cross-border collaboration, and more by the best journalists in the field. Our conferences have trained over 5,000 journalists and resulted in the founding of investigative teams, nonprofit newsrooms, and headline-making stories around the world.

    You don’t want to miss this one — it will be the GIJC’s 10th anniversary and our first time in Africa. The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC17) is brought to you by the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Wits Journalism Program of University of the Witwatersrand, with the support of the program’s Investigative Journalism Workshop and the University of of the Witwatersrand. Read more about us here.


    For more info on the conference and fellowship opportunities click here

    With the support of our sponsors, GIJN and Wits Journalism are offering fellowships to both established and young promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries to participate in this prestigious event. Competition is keen so you need to convince us that you’ll make great use of the training GIJC17 offers. We will be offering between 40 and 60 fellowships to African journalists, and nearly 100 more for journalists elsewhere.


    + Open to full-time print, online, television, video, and multimedia journalists in developing or transitioning countries
    + Experience in investigative or data journalism a plus

    Fellowship Requirement

    Following the conference, fellows are required to either produce a story or give a presentation in your home country, based on what you learned at the conference. Examples here.

    GIJC17 Fellowship Includes

    + Round-trip airfare to Johannesburg, South Africa
    + Hotel room for four nights
    + Transport between Johannesburg airport and the conference hotel
    + Breakfast and lunch on conference days
    + Award ceremony banquet dinner
    + Conference fee

    NOTE: The fellowship does not include a per diem, visa fees, or transport to and from your home country airport. Fellows are expected to pay for these costs.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2017. Winners will be notified via email by August 1, 2017.


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