Registration Opens For Anas And ACILA Investigative Journalism Training Workshop

Registration opens for Anas and ACILA Investigative Journalism Training Workshop
Registration for the groundbreaking training workshop in investigative journalism for practitioners in Ghana and the West Africa Sub-Region has opened, with the organisers announcing five scholarships for needy applicants.

The workshop, which is organized by Tiger Eye PI Media and the Africa Center for International Law and Accountability (ACILA), is facilitated by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Eye and William Nyarko, Executive Director of ACILA.

The first phase of the workshop will be held in Accra on 29th April – 1st May, 2016, at the GNAT Hall, Accra, after which participants will be given a field investigative journalism assignment which they are to complete in one month and return on 1st June, 2016 for an assessment and the award of a certificate of completion.

50 applicants are expected to be selected through a competitive application process with five scholarships to be awarded to needy applicants, according to the organisers. The full application requirements are available at
The organisers explained that the capacity building training workshop is intended to equip participants with the knowledge and skills they need to enable them provide accurate and reliable information to the public and contribute to the promotion of good governance, anti-corruption, rule of law, and human rights.

Commenting on some of the workshop outcomes, the organisers noted that at the end of the training workshop, participants will be able to gain an enhanced understanding of the theory and practice of investigative journalism; use the techniques and strategies of undercover and forensic investigations, and research methods to obtain information and records as well as conceive, design, develop, and execute investigative journalism projects from start to finish aided by case studies drawn from award-winning stories by Tiger Eye Media.

In addition, participants will be able to name, shame, and pursue stories with timely follow up until punitive action is taken by the responsible person or body, adding that a key focus will also be on understanding the intersection between the law and ethics of investigative journalism by balancing ethics with the public right to know.