Investigative journalism

International Day for Universal Access to information

The participants in a workshop in Uganda last week discussed strengths and weakness of their respective Right to Information (RTI) laws in groups. Here are the groups from South Sudan and Rwanda. Photo: Article 19

Passing a law is not enough

An exchange of experiences with use of the Right to Information (RTI) as a tool for journalism in Eastern Africa revealed big challenges. Implementation and safety are issues to consider. 

During a workshop in Kampala, journalists from five countries came together to learn more about how they can use RTI when they investigate stories on mining, oil and gas.

The effort was a result of a cooperation between JMIC at OsloMet, Article 19 Eastern Africa and Makerere University. The aim is to understand how journalists use RTI as a tool, and to help expand their toolkit on this arena.

OsloMet has organised similar workshops in North-Africa and South Asia as well, with Article 19 as partners.

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Investigating extractive industries in the East Africa region

Henry Maina, regional director for Article 19 Eastern Africa, giving his opening address at the workshop. Photo: Tarjei Leer-Salvesen

Journalists from five countries came together to learn more about how they can use RTI when they investigate stories on mining, oil and gas.  

OsloMet joined forces with Article 19 and Makerere University and conducted a regional workshop on how journalists can use the Right to public information (RTI) when investigating stories in extractive industries such as mining, energy and fisheries.

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Upcoming stories from North Africa

Hanene Zbiss teaching investigative journalism (Photo: Ole Dag Kvamme)

Ten journalists from North Africa participated in a workshop on Access to Information in Tunis from 6 to 8 September. 

Journalists from Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya participated in an interactive training with experts on Access to Information and Investigation where they learned new methodologies to help them carry out future projects in the next three months after attending this workshop. 

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Another NORHED Doctor!

Florence Namasinga Selnes with her study on the use of social media

Florence Namasinga Selnes from Uganda defended her Ph D thesis “Sourcing in converged media spheres. A study of how print journalists in Uganda use social media in routine news coverage” at the University of Oslo Friday 31 August.