Africa-China Journalism

Africa-China Reporting Workshop in South Africa, 7-20 November 2017

The Africa-China Reporting Workshop took place in Johannesburg in November 2017, and consisted of a training component and a fieldwork component. The ACRP selected five African and five Chinese journalists to participate in the workshop in five teams of two, as one of the objectives was to allow African and Chinese journalists to work together for better results in Africa-China reporting, while being mentored by professional and experienced South African journalists, namely John Bailey (eNCA), Kevin Bloom (Daily Maverick), Phillip de Wet (Mail & Guardian), Carien du Plessis (freelance) and Richard Poplack (Daily Maverick).

To read a full report on this workshop, please click here.

The participating journalists published the following news features based on their participation at the workshop:

African Journalism Workshop in South Africa, 17-28 October 2016

In October 2016 the ACRP organised a two-week workshop to provide practical skills training experience for Chinese journalists on how to report in and on Africa. The workshop featured one week of lectures and training at Wits Journalism as well as several excursions to selected sites in Johannesburg, followed by a week of fieldwork and reporting during which the journalists pursued their selected investigations. Nine Chinese journalists from a range of media institutions in China participated in the workshop.

The video below was produced by Wits University and gives a brief introduction to the journalists and their selected fieldwork projects during the workshop; much of the footage was filmed during a visit to Johannesburg’s Cyrildene Chinatown.

To read a full report on this workshop, please click here.