Visiting International Journalists 2019

Visiting International Journalists 2019

CIR is thrilled to welcome another robust delegation of international journalists to Journalism under Fire — this time from across sub-Saharan Africa. While we cannot publish their names at this point, below are the themes they’ll explore while in the U.S., and a list of their countries and occupations.

The Department of State has outlined the following specific objectives for their visit. While here, the international journalists will:

  • Examine the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy and the principles and laws governing the press in the United States;
  • Gain an understanding of the evolution, current status, and trends in journalistic investigations and research in the United States;
  • Explore unique aspects that distinguish investigative reporting from traditional journalism;
  • Understand the role that investigative journalists play in U.S. society as they raise awareness of issues of social concern and report on illegal, irregular, or abusive actions on behalf of government, politicians, criminals or corporations;
  • Assess the impact of social media, new communication technologies, citizen journalism, and alternative forms of investigative reporting; and
  • Discuss best practices in ensuring that reports are fact checked.

International Journalists: Countries and Occupations

Benin: Chief Editor, Ocean FM; and a Specialized Journalist, France Medias Monde (RFI/France 24)

Botswana: Senior Journalist, The Botswana Daily News and Kutlwano Magazine

Cameroon: National Coordinator, Family Club Association; and the Chief of Service for Public Communication, Regional Delegation for Communication

Central African Republic: Journalist/Editor, Le Tambourin; and Journalist, L’Agora.

Republic of Congo: Director General /Journalist, VOX TV

Côte d’Ivoire: Journalist and Man Regional Correspondent, Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI)

Ethiopia: Editor‑in‑Chief, Addis Fortune

France: Reporter, Shems FM

Gabon: Journalist, Gabon Televisions

Guinea-Bissau: Digital Journalism and Technology Consultant, Nopintcha and National Radio

Haiti: Journalist, Radio Metropole; Director General, Juno7

Kenya: News Anchor, Maata FM

Madagascar: TV Journalist, RTA Mahajanga

Mali: Director of Publication, Journal L’Annonceur

Nigeria: Sub‑Assistant Editor, News and Politics, Saturday Punch

Rwanda: Program Producer, Rwanda Broadcasting Agency

Sénégal: Chief Editor, Zig FM Radio; and Television News Presenter, Walf‑Fadrji TV

Togo: Journalist, Radio Kara

Tunisia: TV Producer, Attessia TV

Zimbabwe: Journalist, Radio Zimbabwe