The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Erick Kabendera

Erick Kabendera is a freelance investigative journalist based in Tanzania who writes for international and regional publications. He has covered a wide range of topics since 2004 but currently focuses on politics, extractive industries and transnational organised crime. In 2019, he spent seven months in prison on retaliation charges for his critical journalism.

Summer Conference Event
 — Talk

Investigating Africa

What’s it like trying to do in-depth reportage on a government deeply intolerant of criticism? British author Michela Wrong, who has published a controversial new book on Rwanda, and Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, jailed under the presidency of John Magufuli, discuss the challenges of working in sub-Saharan Africa with fellow writer Rosalind Russell.