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Reporters TK Mashaba and Justin Steyn attended a crème de la crème workshop facilitated by some of the best investigative journalism minds nationwide.
The workshop, hosted by the Caxton Training Academy, was conducted in early November.
The who’s who of the facillilators comprised of Jessica Puitchford, who has worked on Carte Blanche (M-Net), Special Assignment (SABC3) and Checkpoint (e-News).
Dimi Raphoto has produced documentaries and also worked on Special Assignment as well as on Checkpoint.
The other facillitator was Bernadette Maguire, who has worked on Fair Deal, the Felicia Show and Carte Blanche, who is also a lecturer.
“It was inspiring, and opened my eyes to new ways of doing things,” Mashaba said.
Steyn’s observations were that the workshop was “informative and revealed some of the severe hurdles, which community journalists face whenever going the extra mile to pursue stories that are of an important but sensitive nature.”
The BEAT twosome attended the workshop together with two reporters from our sister newspaper, Die Pos/The Post, namely Ronél van Jaarsveld and Andries van der Hyde.
The worskshop was held at the Caxton Training Academy in Mulderdrift, outside Krugersdorp, Gauteng.
5 months ago 23 November 2017