The annual intensive three-day investigative journalism workshop - Power Reporting: the African Investigative Journalism Conference - takes place from 29 to 31 October 2012. The conference features a strong line-up of prominent speakers and experienced journalists from around the globe who will teach award-winning investigative skills.
The August events at Marikana resulted in an explosion of media coverage, with local and foreign journalists controversially comparing the massacre to an apartheid-style crackdown. With analysts warning that there is more conflict ahead, this year's Power Reporting conference will feature sessions focussing on aspects of South Africa's current mining crisis. Jan de Lange will talk about the mining unions, and Kevin Davie will present on the state of the mining industry within the South African economy.
Plus, in the Business and Finance course, Rob Rose will take Lonmin as his example for a session on how to read company accounts, and Theo Botha will take mining companies generally when looking for the gap between what is reported in accounts and what happens on the ground.
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and co-author of The Bang Bang Club
, Greg Marinovich, will close the conference with a talk titled 'Reporting Marikana'. Marinovich changed the narrative about what happened in Marikana on 16 August with his hard-hitting article about forensic data that conflicted with the official version of the miners' deaths.
For more information go to http://www.journalism.co.za/powerreporting