The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

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.

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8 July 2021 – #CIJSummer: Investigating Africa with Michela Wrong

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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.

Michela Wrong

Michela Wrong has spent nearly three decades writing about Africa, first as a Reuters correspondent based in Cote d'Ivoire and former Zaire, and then as the Financial Times Africa correspondent, based in Kenya.

Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell is a journalist and editor with two decades of international experience. She has been a foreign correspondent for Reuters and The Independent in East Africa, the Middle East and Asia, including covering the fall of Kabul in the Afghan war and the U.S.
  • 8 July 2021 15.30–16.30 British Summer Time (GMT +1)
British Summer Time (GMT +1)
Location: Zoom webinar & YouTube Live stream
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This event will be recorded