View Calendar
September 14, 2021 - September 17, 2021 All day

When: September 13 – 17, 2021

Fee: Free

Language: English

Jamfest is a media and journalism festival hosted by the Journalism and Media Lab (Jamlab) at Wits Journalism. The festival is directed at a diverse set of African media makers and media publics. The festival presents an opportunity for media makers and media practitioners to gain an overview of some of the innovations and changes taking place within newsrooms across Africa. This year’s Jamfest will be hosted in partnership with the Civic Tech Innovation Forum, an annual conference that brings together Africa’s civic tech community, both governmental and non-governmental, for the purpose of sharing, learning, inspiring, and overall capacity building.

This year’s conferences will include a virtual expo, a joint opening plenary and closing plenaries with CTIN, workshops and masterclasses. Sign up for the conference newsletter for updates. Click here for more on this festival.


  • Weekly Reads | Ghanaian journalists in fear for their lives

    Here’s a weekly round-up of media-related information we are currently reading in our newsroom that you need to know

  • Opportunities for African journalists in July

    Have a look at this list of fellowships, grants, awards and other opportunities with fast-approaching deadlines

  • How a Facebook account became a newsroom

    Rassd is an Egyptian news network that was originally launched on Facebook in 2010 to convey news and information about the Egyptian revolution but quickly became an alternative media network

  • Male voices dominated SA Covid reporting: that has to change

    Research has shown that when journalists look for sources, they often focus on already visible – and accessible – experts associated with prestigious institutions and the visible scientists in question, as research has shown, are mostly men


Everything you need to know regarding journalism and media innovation in Africa – fortnightly in your inbox.