Journalists interested in developing their investigative skills are encouraged to check out a manual released by the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). The manual was put together with the help of industry experts, and is tailor-made for journalists working under difficult conditions, particularly in Africa.
Among the topics covered are: generating story ideas, forensic interviewing and ethics. The manual is written in an accessible, textbook format and includes a series of exercises. It currently has eight chapters, but FAIR is planning to release additional “beat” chapters. The first of these, “Investigating Health Issues,” is already available online.
To access the manual, click here.