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How an SMS tool is bringing rape survivors into the media sphere

Health e-News worked with GroundSource to develop a free, anonymous texting platform where rape survivors can get access to support — and share their stories with journalists.

Kim Harrisberg, Health-e News | October 05, 2017

When should photojournalists intervene while reporting breaking news?

Is it ever a photojournalist's responsibility to step in and help their subjects in need? South African photojournalist James Oatway shared his thoughts.

Mandla Chinula | April 06, 2017

The truth-seeker’s toolbox: How journalists can debunk false facts on their own

A wide range of fact-checking organizations have sprung up around the world to combat misinformation — but using this technique, journalists can fact-check any claim on their own.

Adi Eyal | February 01, 2017

What we learned training South Africa's new generation of data journalists

ICFJ Knight Fellow Adi Eyal has helped launch a data journalism training academy to help South African newsrooms improve data literacy in order to find stories and complement investigations. 

Adi Eyal | October 04, 2016

First-ever drone journalism bootcamp trains South African reporters

ICFJ Knight Fellow Chris Roper discusses the drone journalism camp he recently organized for journalists and civil rights groups in Cape Town — the first of its kind in South Africa.

Sara Olstad | August 01, 2016

Guest blog: Panama Papers webinar illuminates groundbreaking investigations

The Panama Papers have ushered in a new era of investigative reporting. Stephen Kirker, a journalism student at Wits University, shares his reactions to a recent webinar that outlined the investigations.

Stephen Kirker | June 17, 2016

Code for South Africa's Data-Driven Journalism Academy opens new horizons in reporting

Former ICFJ Knight Fellow Raymond Joseph talks with IJNet about how Code for South Africa's Data-Driven Journalism Academy helped its first group of journalists to improve their skills.

Sara Olstad | June 08, 2016

Offline but mobile: how can media organizations across Africa engage with audiences?

ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh examines how mobile experimentation in the newsroom now could pay huge dividends in the long run. 

Stephen Abbott Pugh | July 08, 2015

Journalist of the month: Shaun Swingler

This month, we feature South African freelance multimedia journalist Shaun Swingler, who reports mostly on crime and social issues from his base in Cape Town.

Jessica Weiss | March 16, 2015

How a South African news site gives youth a voice and a vocation

The Daily Vox is doing more than putting young South African citizens at the center of the news. It gives youth a voice while training emerging reporters in a country where media companies have slashed journalism coaching budgets.

Mandy de Waal | November 07, 2014