Two former Radio Univers volunteers, Jonas Nyabor and Rabiu Alhassan, are among the three journalists selected from the country to speak at this year’s African Investigative Journalism Conference.
Jonas Nyabor is currently with Accra-based Citi FM/Citi TV, and Rabiu Alhassan is the Director of GhanaFact, an independent digital fact-checking project in the country.
Because of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the conference, which is already underway in South Africa, is being held virtually.
It started on October 6th and will end on October 30th, 2020.
The AIJC is the continent’s largest gathering of investigative journalists giving practitioners on the continent as well as international investigative journalists the opportunity to learn new skills, discuss new investigations and share experiences.
Whilst Jonas Nyabor’s will discuss the coverage of COVID-19 in Ghana and innovations the virus has triggered amidst the realities of the country’s situation, Rabiu Alhassan will be discussing the trends and challenges around the spread of COVID-19 misinformation.
Another Ghanaian journalist who will be speaking at the conference is Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
He will talk about his recent work on people profiting from fake COVID-19 cures.
The African Investigative Journalism Conference is organized annually by the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The AIJC has been running since 2005 and will be holding the 16th edition this year.
It will have training and workshop sessions and more than 25 panel discussions.