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November 15, 2023

MARK THE DATE: Africa-China Journalists Forum & Photo Exhibition, 21 November 2023

Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2023

Time: 10:00 AM - 19:00 PM SAST

Place: Humanities Graduate Centre Seminar Room & Atrium, South West Engineering Building (next to Great Hall), University of the Witwatersrand, East Campus, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Register here to attend.

The Africa-China Journalists Forum, the annual gathering of journalists and researchers discussing their Africa-China investigations and reports from the field, from facilitation and capacity building provided by the Project will take place on 21 November 2023, at the Humanities Graduate Centre Seminar Room, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

The Forum will present discussions on the role of the media for local-global representations of the Global South community; South Africa-China relations: Local engagements, impacts and developments in society; Africa's responses to China's global engagements; Africa's responses to the US-China relations; Africa's responses to the climate crisis and climate change; the Impacts of the Just Transition in local community groups and women; Digital innovations from Chinese and US investors in Africa; Reports on the African media landscape looking at West, East, Southern and North Africa; Artificial Intelligence (AI) Geopolitics in Media and Practice; and Africa-China visual representations in media and society.

This year's ACRP Journalists Forum programme will also showcase the ACRP Photo Exhibition which will bring a collection of winning images from across Africa that best encapsulate applicants’ interpretation of “Africa–China” relations from a ground level, people-to people engagement perspective. First, Second and Third place winners to the Photo Exhibition submissions will also be announced. A panel discussion featuring the judges of the photo submissions will be held, assessing the impact of visual representations of Africa-China relations on the media and society.

The Africa-China Reporting Project has since its establishment in 2009, aimed to improve the quality of reporting on African & Africa-China relations by providing facilitation and capacity building for journalists and researchers. This is accorded through the awarding of reporting grants, facilitating skills training workshops, reporting resources and other opportunities to journalists and researchers. The ACRP, at its main objective, focuses support amplifying Africa’s perspectives to enhance its development.

PROGRAMME: Africa-China Journalists Forum & Photo Exhibition

Directions: Wits South Entrance, Corner of Jorrisen and Yale, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017 to Humanities Graduate Centre Seminar Room & Atrium, South West Engineering Building. See more details on directions and map to Wits University East Campus.

ACRP in the African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC)

The Africa-China Reporting Project will further be presenting two sessions on 20 November 2023 within the 19th annual African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC), the session on Amplifying African voices in climate change from 10:40am - 11:40am, and on Improving China literacy: A Workshop for African journalists from 15:20 - 16:20. The AIJC is the biggest gathering of working journalists on the continent, and will be taking place at the Wits Science Stadium, West Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The full AIJC programme is available here. You can register here to attend the conference.

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