The Panama Papers investigation demonstrated the value of being able to coordinate with newsrooms across many countries to do deep reporting on complex topics. Journalists worldwide can click this link to join a free Panama Papers webinar on May 25 at 10 a.m. EDT and learn how it was done. Participants will be able to submit their questions via the Zoom webinar platform’s Q&A feature.
This discussion is part of a series of ICFJ Anywhere webinars, supported by the Dow Jones Foundation. It will be led by ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow Chris Roper, African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) Managing Editor Amanda Strydom and ANCIR Editor Khadija Sharife. Working with nine newsrooms, ANCIR, an ICFJ partner founded by ICFJ Knight Fellow Justin Arenstein, has published a series of Panama Papers articles with stories from 14 African countries.
During the webinar, Roper, Strydom and Sharife will talk about their successes and lessons learned from leading the Panama Papers investigation, the technology ANCIR used in its reporting, and tips for how to work with ANCIR and African newsrooms.
Please register for the webinar using this form. Registered participants will receive a reminder email as well as links to the presenters’ slides and video after the webinar is complete.
As an ICFJ Knight Fellow, Roper is the data editor for the Code for Africa data journalism initiative in four hub countries: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. Roper is a veteran digital strategist with more than 15 years experience in different newsrooms implementing digital programs for the changing media landscape and as a means to creating better journalism. He most recently held the position of editor-in-chief at Mail & Guardian.
Strydom is the managing editor for the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting and program manager of afriLeaks. She started working in media 10 years ago at a campus radio station. Since then, she has worked across a number of media, including as night editor at the Mail & Guardian.
Sharife is a forensic researcher, writer and the editor for the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) and author of books such as Tax Us If You Can: Africa (Pambazuka), among others. Her investigations have appeared in numerous mainstream media and academic journals. She is based in South Africa.
The African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) is an association of the continent’s best investigative newsrooms, ranging from large traditional media to small specialist units. ANCIR works to strengthen African investigative journalism by improving the techniques, expertise, the tools used in muckraking newsrooms. This includes providing member newsrooms with the world’s best encryption and semantic analysis technologies, to forensic research support (through the Investigative Dashboard, legal services, and seed grants for cross-border collaboration). ANCIR receives technical support from Code for Africa.