GIJN Africa: Tips and Tools

Covering Africa, and particularly doing investigative journalism on the continent, comes with its unique sets of challenges that can require a unique set of tips and tools.

We have curated some of the tipsheets from the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) in Hamburg, Germany, which were created by African journalists.

Additionally, we have selected a set of articles from GIJN’s “My Favorite Tools” interview series, focusing on journalists whose work has Africa at its core, as well as a guide to investigating the extractives industry.

The various experiences and deep insights shared by the investigative journalists in this section will help to enrich every journalist’s ability to carry out investigations and report from any part of sub-Saharan Africa.

Ines Gakiza, BURUNDI: Reporting from Exile
Madeleine Ngeunga, CAMEROON: Reporting on Climate Change Impact in Africa
Kwetey Nartey, GHANA: Digging into Extractives
Purity Mukami, KENYA: How to Get A Story from User-Generated Content
Joy Kirigia, KENYA: Public Disservice
Musikilu Mojeed, NIGERIA: Precautions Editors Must Take
Rosemary Nwaebuni, NIGERIA: How to Do Hard Stories on Soft Issues
Musikilu Mojeed, NIGERIA: Making Investigative News Outlets Sustainable

My Favorite Tools: Joel Konopo

My Favorite Tools: Emmanuel Freudenthal

My Favorite Tools: Lionel Faull

Covering the Extractives Industry: Big Data, New Tools, and Journalism

For more on reporting tips and tools, go to the GIJN Help Desk.