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Protest against the police brutality in Nigeria. (Photo: Tosin James/Unsplash)
Allegations of police misconduct are making headlines across Africa, from the #endSARS movement in Nigeria to reports of brutality in Kenya and the rest of the continent. With photos, videos and other alleged evidence of misconduct circulating on social media and the internet, journalists face multiple challenges when reporting on such sensitive and important stories.
On November 2, IWPR and its FakeWatch Africa project are hosting an online discussion on reporting police conduct and misconduct, and how to separate facts from fake news.
Date: Monday 2 November, 2020
Time: 11:00 UK / 12:00 Nigeria / 13:00 South Africa / 14:00 Kenya
Please join the meeting >> from your computer, tablet or smartphone. No need to register in advance.
This webinar will bring together experts in the field for an in-depth 75-minute session, featuring:
- Dayo Aiyetan, Executive Director
International Centre for Investigative Reporting (icirnigeria.org), Nigeria
- John-Allan Namu, Executive Director
Africa Uncensored (africauncensored.online), Kenya
- Anthony Borden, Executive Director
Institute for War & Peace Reporting (iwpr.net), United Kingdom
- Laura Walubengo, Digital Community Manager
CGTN Africa, Kenya
- H.E. Frans Makken, recent Ambassador of the Netherlands to Kenya, Somalia, and the Seychelles
- Andres Ilves, FakeWatch Africa (fakewatch.africa), IWPR, South Africa
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