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power-reporting-logoPower Reporting is the largest gathering of investigative journalists in Africa takes place annually at Wits University.

The 2015 event is scheduled for 2 – 4 November and registration opens in August 2015.

For inquiries, email journinfo@wits.ac.za.

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    Members of the Chinese delegation to Power Reporting 2014 are pictured with Brigitte Read, coordinator of the China-Africa project, centre. Photo: TJ Lemon.

    Over three hundred and fifty people attended the tenth Power Reporting conference held in early November 2014 at Wits University, Johannesburg. African delegates, South African journalism students, international speakers, the SA data journalism team, journalists from South Africa’s media houses, packed the classes to exchange ideas and skills.

    Rafael Marques de Morais from Angola, delivered the Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture (read his speech here). Other key note speakers included mining expert Jock McCulloch, Tom Burgis of the Financial Times, Daniel Öhman of Swedish Radio, French film maker Arnaud Dressen of HonkyTonk Films, and forensic accountant Raj Bairoliya.

    POWERFUL FRIENDS: Rafael Marques de Morais delivered the third annual Carlos Cardoso lecture. Photo: TJ Lemon

    POWERFUL FRIENDS: Rafael Marques de Morais delivered the third annual Carlos Cardoso lecture. Photo: TJ Lemon

    You can continue to be inspired and improve your skills by downloading speakers’ presentations.

    Power Reporting, hosted by Wits Journalism, is an annual conference for journalists who want to sharpen their skills and their minds. It is a working conference at which experienced investigative journalists share their knowledge, and where even the most experienced can learn new skills, particularly in the field of data journalism.

    It is a conference for journalists and about journalism. The next conference will take place from 2 – 4 November 2015. Registration will open in August 2015.

    There will be bursary schemes for SA journalism students, community newspaper journalists in South Africa, and for African (but not South African) journalists. Bursary applications will open in August 2015.

    RESOURCES: Please click the links to access -
    2014 Programme 2014 Speaker Profiles Presentations Carlos Cardoso Lecture Conference Photographs  

    • Watch the webdoc created by Jenni Marsh for the 2014 Power Reporting conference: (please be patient as this webdoc takes time to load)



  • The 2015 conference runs takes place from 2 -4 November. Registration for the 2015 conference will open in August 2015. 

  • We use the Parktonian and the Devonshire in Braamfontein and Stay City in Berea to accommodate delegates and speakers. Transport will be organised from these hotels to the conference each day.




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