Investigative journalism lies at the very heart of the reporting the truth to the public and exposing corruption, organized crime and human rights abuses.

This requires intelligence, skill and tenacity.  Today the number of investigative journalists has continue to dwindle not only because of the “dangers” associated with the job, but simply because journalists do not have the required training to take up this very important task. Thus FAJ will engaged the regional associations as well as the national unions within the next three years to give more priority in relation to training on investigative journalism.

 

1- Nairobi Declaration : Ethical journalism for media literacy and democracy (by Ethical Journalism Network), Nairobi-Kenya 30-31 October 2017

The global information crisis in which journalism is being overwhelmed by the narrow self-interests of political and corporate centres of power at great risk to pluralism and democracy is felt strongly in Africa where hate-speech, fake news and abusive exploitation of information technology are ever-present threats. Read here

 

2- Confronting hate-speech and promoting self-regulation in Africa

Following the disputed Kenyan elections the Ethical Journalism Network's Aidan White reflects on the next stage of the turning the page of hate campaign after the EJN's regional meeting of Kenyan and East african media leaders in Nairobi. Read here