South African journalists shortlisted in global awards

first_imgInvestigative journalists risk their own safety when exposing corruption and crime. The Global Investigative Journalism Network honours those fearless reporters with the Global Shining Light Award. A South African team has been shortlisted for the award this year, following the win by another South African team in 2013. A team of South African journalists has been shortlisted for the Global Shining Light Award, to be handed out on 10 October in Norway. (Image: Pixabay)• The Conversation goes live in Africa• Suzelle’s DIY takes South Africa by storm• South Africa’s women in politics• South Africa’s Rugby World Cup journey• South Africa in top 20 best places to raise children Priya PitamberA South African investigative journalism story, “Goldfinger”, which aired on television current affairs show Carte Blanche, has been shortlisted in the Global Shining Light Awards.The story, which explores the manner in which tons of illegal gold is laundered into the legal market, made the cut alongside 12 other stories from around the world. The illegal gold, the story explains, is masked as second-hand jewellery. “So lucrative is this VAT scam that it has drawn sophisticated and dangerous organised crime gangs into the trade,” reads the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) website.The finalists were chosen after the GIJN received 76 submissions from 34 countries. The awards will take place on 10 October in Lillehammer, Norway, during the Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC).The team behind the “Goldfinger” story is producer Graham Coetzer; journalist Susan Comrie; and Devi Sankaree Govender as presenter.Watch more on the story here:What is the Global Shining Light Award?The award “honours investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions”, states the GIJC website. It takes place every two years.The winner walks away with an honorary plaque, $1 000 (about R13 700 today), and a trip to the conference to accept the award.Congrats to the 12 finalists of the Global Shining Light! Winner will be announced at #GIJC15http://t.co/3k9xSR33dbpic.twitter.com/wTxKzp2vL3— GIJN (@gijn) September 19, 2015“More and more journalists are being killed, and media outlets attacked, because they are carrying out important efforts in investigative journalism – exposing uncomfortable truths, shining light on systematic corruption, and providing accountability in societies yearning for democracy and development,” informs the conference’s website.The awards recognise and celebrate the brave work conducted by the investigative press around the world. The majority of the press in sub-Saharan Africa is partially free. Click on the image for a larger view. (Image: US News)Previous South African winnersIn 2013, a team of South African journalists from the Sunday Times shared the top award with reporters from Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic.The South African team, Stephan Hofstatter, Mzilikazi wa Afrika, and Rob Rose; worked on what became known as “Cato Manor: Inside a South African Police Death Squad.” It exposed police corruption.Find out more about that story from Afrika, and the threats he faced:last_img read more

Five new Geocaching country souvenirs for 2018

first_img¡Felicidades!Συγχαρητήρια! Tebrikler!Selamat!مبروك !Congratulations!As of today, you can earn five new Geocaching country souvenirs! Souvenirs are virtual pieces of art discovered and displayed on your Geocaching public profile.All this week on the Geocaching blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, we’ll highlight each country and offer caching suggestions. Without further ado, here are the newest Geocaching country souvenirs:ChileCyprusIndonesiaMoroccoUnited States of AmericaIf you’ve already found a geocache in any of these countries, you’ll automatically receive the souvenir on your profile.To earn a souvenir, legitimately log a geocache as “Found It”, “Attended”, or “Webcam Photo Taken” within the souvenir zone. For instance, log a cache in Liechtenstein to earn the Liechtenstein country souvenir, or log your attendance at the GeoWoodstock Mega-Event to earn that Event Cache souvenir. Check out all of the Geocaching souvenirs here.Where is your dream destination to earn a geocaching souvenir?Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFive new Geocaching country souvenirsDecember 4, 2017In “Community”7 Souvenirs of August FAQJuly 8, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn”last_img read more