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Twentieth  Issue 
11 February 2019 


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Meet the JamLab Accelerator Programme teams for 2019

We are proud to announce the 2019 cohort for the Journalism and Media Lab Accelerator Programme which starts in January. This six-month hothouse accelerator initiative for journalism and media innovators will provide teams with tools, facilities, contacts and support to help realise their ideas and ambitions. To learn more about this year’s cohort, Read more

Why fact-checking around elections matters
The different types of mis- and disinformation journalists should be looking out for during key elections in AfricaRead more

Ahead of African elections, unlock partnerships with fact-checkers
In Africa, 13 countries will hold general elections at some point in the coming year. News organizations will make fact-checking a number one priority during the upcoming elections. Read more

Seven tips to kickstart a data journalism project
So you finally have that spreadsheet or database that you’ve long sought, how do you then turn globs of data into a story that people will want to read? How do you then turn globs of data into a story that people will want to read? Read more

2019 African Journalism Event Calendar
We have put together a calendar with conferences, forums, awards on the African continent as well as African journalism-related events from other regions. Please keep checking it for regular updates and email us if we have not listed an event. 
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Apply for the Money Trail Grants for 2019
In Money Trail, offers working grants for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe.  Read more

Fellowships African journalists should apply for by March
Fellowships can be a transformative experience to see the world and bring back new experiences and skills to the workplace.We have put together a list of some journalism fellowships that African journalists should apply for. Read more

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