Sub-Saharan Africa Programs


Whole Region

  • Code for Africa

Besides promoting the availability of data and information for the public, Code for Africa also organizes training, boot camps and seminars for citizens and journalists alike.

  • Media Monitoring Africa

“Media Monitoring Africa provides training in media literacy, monitoring and media relations for NGOs, civil society and government. We also specialize in training for media practitioners on human rights issues, including reporting on gender, children, race and poverty.”

  • Rory Peck Trust

The London-based Rory Peck Trust offers safety training for African journalists by teaming up with news outlets and organizations.

They worked together with VICE News and other outlets in Nairobi, for example.



  • Radio Netherlands Worldwide and IWACU

Radio Netherlands Worldwide and its training center organize training across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

In Burundi, they work together with IWACU – Burundi’s only independent media outlet – and bloggers Yaga.



  • Jomo Kenyatta University

School of Communication & Development Studies at Jomo Kenyatta offers investigative journalism courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as part of their Journalism and Mass Communication programs.


South Africa

  • Cape Town University

Cape Town University’s BA with a major in Media and Writing Program features investigative reporting.

  • Freedom of Expression Institute

“Through civic education and capacity-building, FXI contributes towards an understanding of the rights and responsibilities related to freedom of expression and access to information.”

  • OpenUp

Previously known as Code for South Africa, OpenUp promotes data availability and literacy. They have a program that provides data training called TrainUp.

  • Wits University

The Journalism Program at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg organizes the yearly African Investigative Journalism Conference, where African and international journalists can learn new skills.

The university has featured investigative courses.

In 2017, Wits hosted the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. IJEC organized the academic track at GIJC17.



  • Tanzania Media Foundation

The Tanzania Media Foundation “seeks to support and promote investigative and public interest journalism through grants and learning, so that the public is better informed, able to debate and demand greater accountability across Tanzania.”