The Wits China-Africa Reporting Project, hosted within the Journalism Department of the University of Witwatersrand, aims to improve the quality of reporting around China-Africa issues. Despite the expanding links between the two regions, media reporting has often been inadequate or polarised, either portraying China as an exploiting predator or a benign development partner. The project aims to encourage balanced and considered reporting as the topic of China-Africa relations is further entrenched in the editorial narrative of both regions.
The project offers reporting grants to African and Chinese journalists and encourages collaborations to investigate the complex dynamics and uncover untold stories and enables research for journalism students looking at media responses to China’s engagement with Africa.
For further information contact: Project Coordinator, Brigitte Read on
or 011 717 4692