Ahmadu Bello University’s 200 level student of mass communication, Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim, has been selected for the 16th annual edition of African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) 2020 fellowship program.
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ABU’s Auwal was selected along 99 other African journalists to attend this year’s (2020) fellowship.
According to Aurelia Mbokazi, African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) 2020 editor, the fellows who were chosen from different newsrooms in Africa will undergo skills training, networking, collaboration, promoting ad sharing of in depth accounts of major investigative stories, spread throughout the month of October starting from October 6, 2020.
“This will grant you access to participate in the premier annual gathering of African investigative journalists, a platform for skills training, networking, promoting, collaboration and sharing of in-depth accounts of major investigative stories.” she said.
Mbokazi explained that “this year’s conference will be virtual and will feature more than 50 speakers in workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions, as well as skills training in areas such as advanced data analysis and security.”
“Key speakers include award-winning journalists from across the world, and Africa’s best. This is a chance to hear and meet those leading the field and enhance your skills with the latest tools and tips.”
She added that the fellows are expected to use the fellowship period to write articles on panel discussions and interview the speakers as part of their contributions in keeping investigative journalism in the continent ignited.
Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim has expressed his happiness over his selection.
“I happy for been selected as one of the 100 African journalists to be part of AIJC 2020 fellowship program,” said Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim.
This year it is going to be virtual. All I know is that I am going to miss flying to South Africa and those interesting moments.” he added.
The 2020 edition of the African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) fellowship programme which is spread throughout October, is hosted by the journalism department of the University of Witwatersrand, (Wits University), Johannesburg, South Africa.
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