Workshop focuses on wildlife poaching, trafficking [Southern Africa]

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Specialized Topics

Journalists who report on wildlife poaching and trafficking from countries in Southern Africa can apply for this training

The Africa-China Reporting Project at Wits Journalism in partnership with Khetha (WWF) and VukaNow (USAID), is organizing the Wildlife Poaching & Trafficking Journalism Training Workshop early July in Johannesburg.

Topics include investigative reporting techniques, the trafficking supply chain to and demand in Asia, and innovative methods for community and public engagement in understanding and fighting wildlife poaching and trafficking.

Preference will be given to applicants with story proposals on community development and innovative solutions regarding the poaching of rhinos and elephants.

Selected journalists will receive a reporting grant to conduct an investigation after the workshop. They will also be invited to present their work at the Africa-China Journalists Forum at the African Investigative Journalism Conference at Wits University in October.

The deadline is May 26.