Online journalism course

    | April 22, 2013

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    African journalists are invited to participate in a six-week online course: “Covering Development in Africa.” The course will be held from May 20 to June 28, 2013.

    The course is offered by the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ). It will be led by two media consultants with extensive experience in Africa: Christopher Conte and Sputnik Kilambi.

    Topics to be covered include: how to identify good development stories; key Issues in reporting agriculture, mining and the environment; and reporting on the role of government, international organizations and foreign aid.

    The course is offered in English and French. It is open to computer-literate African journalists with at least five years of professional experience. Participants must be willing to spend time reading materials, researching assignments and interacting online with instructors and fellow participants.

    To apply for the course, visit: You will need to create an account via the login link in the top right-hand corner of the page. The enrolment form will become available after you create an account.

    For more information, please contact Christopher Conte at

    The deadline to apply is May 6, 2013.