By Megan Luther
African journalists face different reporting barriers than their colleagues in the U.S., yet they share the desire to learn investigative techniques.
IRE traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa at the end of October to train reporters at the annual Power Reporting: The African Investigative Journalism Conference.
More than 200 journalists attended the three-day conference, which included typical sessions such as hands-on Excel training, but also addressed the risks that some journalists face.
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