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September 13, 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.


  • Getting to know Nigerian journalist Peace Oladipo

    She spoke to Jamlab about her journey in the industry, the media landscape in her country and her passion for reporting on the environment and documenting the stories of women in Nigeria

  • This podcast explores mental health in the journalism field

    A journalist’s experiences inspires the birth of a mental health podcast in Zimbabwe

  • Global Press widens its horizons

    Being on the Jamlab Accelerator Programme has elevated the possibility of the enterprise being bigger and better, says the organisations’s impact analyst Fortune Moyo

  • Weekly Reads | The state of press freedom worldwide

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


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