The media should abide by ethics and remain accountable to the public in the face of changing media landscape, top veteran journalists said last week.
“News as we know them are increasingly under threat from technological advancement, especially with the advent of smartphones”, said Timothy Large-former Director of Journalism and Media Programmes at the Thomson Reuters Foundation observed last week as he coached 13 online journalists on digital media in Gaborone.
INK Centre collaborated with Amabhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism to hold a one-day workshop on “How to access public information on the Internet” in August 2016. The workshop attracted 18 journalists from radio and print. Amabhungane investigative journalists drilled local journalists on techniques of using internet to scrap publicly available data for investigative journalism. INK said it will continue to impart investigative journalism knowledge and skills on Botswana journalists.
In an effort to upskill journalists in the northern part of the country on data journalism, INK Centre for Investigative Journalism in 2015 held a one day data journalism workshop in Francistown.
In November 2015, INK Centre of Investigative Journalism in collaboration with Thompson Reuters Foundation drilled around 40 Journalists on Narrative reporting interviewing techniques and investigative journalism. Birgit Schwartz and Heinrich Bohmke visited Mmegi Weekend Post, Botswana Guardian and Botswana Gazette newspapers.
Sunday Standard news editor Khonani Ontebetse will join the prestigious investigative journalism Centre, Amabhungane at the beginning of April this year. Ontebetse is expected to spend three months at the Centre working closely with some of the best investigative reporters in South Africa. Ontebetse’s three months internship at Amabhungane was organized and facilitated by Ink […]
American Emabasy in collaboration with the INK Center for Investigative Journalism, launched a five day workshop to build the capacity of investigative reporters from both public and private newsrooms.