Here are some of the latest updates from in and around the South Africa Media Innovation Program.
Viewfinder and Daily Maverick collaborate on their latest Investigative story
Accountability journalism start-up Viewfinder has released its latest investigative story in collaboration with Daily Maverick. Published on September 1, the story reports on the new agreement between the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) on holding police accountable for misconduct. Read more here.
What if @SAPoliceService commanders could veto @IPID_ZA findings against their colleagues? That’s what this new deal proposes. Data driven findings shows that its been happening for years. https://t.co/ser4dyNNXY
— Viewfinder (@viewfinderjourn) September 1, 2021
QuoteThisWoman+ bags R100k & hosts a webinar on handling tough media interviews
Feminist non-profit organisation Quote This Women+ has received its first corporate contribution of R100 000 from Standard Bank in honour of Women’s Month. These funds will assist the organisation to expand its women+ expert database and its goal to challenge gender stereotypes and bias in the media.
Quote This Women+ successfully hosted a free online class sharing tips on how to handle tough media interviews. The training was led by QTW+ founder Kathy Magrobi who has over 10 years of experience in media. Kathy shared tools on how to tackle difficult interview questions and some tricks on staying calm while at it. A recording of the webinar is available upon request, send a direct message to @quotethiswoman on Twitter for a copy.
Keep your cool even when interviews get tough – find out how to handle difficult media interviews with us. Quote This Woman+ is offering our much loved webinar for free! Previous participants loved it – so sign up to join, or get the recording, here: https://t.co/mOfoP5Jfdb pic.twitter.com/RHFtSt537e
— Quotethiswoman+ (@quotethiswoman) August 30, 2021
The Outlier launches Data Tracking tools
Data journalism publication, The Outlier has launched two of their latest data tracking tools that provide access to South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination statistics and unemployment statistics.
The vaccination tracker provides information on South Africa’s vaccination rollout and is updated daily. The unemployment tracker provides data on South Africa’s unemployment statistics. The information will be updated quarterly with the latest unemployment data. Read more here.
We’ve made a tool to keep track of #unemployment in SA. We’ve just published version 1 and we’ll be adding more detail in the coming weeks.
The page will be updated quarterly and currently has the most up to date unemployment #data available.
Click here 🔗https://t.co/Qayp1jMYXK
— The Outlier (@outlierafrica) September 8, 2021
The 2021 Momentum gsport awards a resounding success
gsport successfully hosted its annual gsport awards in collaboration with Momentum, ending Women’s Month off in style. The awards ceremony took place on August 31 boasting an elegant event celebrating leading women in sport. Click here to see the list of winners.
Jamfest Africa 2021
SAMIP has teamed up with Jamlab for some Jamfest sessions from September 13 to 17. Reserve your seat and join in on insightful conversations with journalists and entrepreneurs. Click here for the programme and event calendar.
🥳The day has arrived, #JamfestAfrica2021 starts today.
A five-day virtual journalism and media festival aimed at rewiring and rebooting journalism and media in Africa 🌍
Get your tickets, to join the discussions.
— JamlabAfrica (@jamlabafrica) September 13, 2021
SAMIP participants at the DIY Africa Exhibition Hangout
DIY Africa Exhibition Hangout is a daily interactive hangout with a selection of exhibitors in the civic tech and media space. Some of the SAMIP participants will be featured in these sessions along with other innovators from South Africa, Ivory Coast, and Kenya, including Lifi-led, Open Institute, Tholana Online, Africa Data Hub, and Prev Leak. Come and engage with African innovators, doing it the DIY way.
Registration now OPEN for #DIYAfrica presented by#CTIF21
This year we are interested in African DIY democracy – how we are co-creating meaning, identity and solutions in and for Africa! #civictechAfrica #Innovation
Learn more and Register below https://t.co/JXkjBuWWgo pic.twitter.com/Q6sVmDXyDg
— #DIYAfrica (@CivicTechAfrica) August 13, 2021