There is a great school of investigative journalism in Africa, consisting of journalists, photojournalists, African and Western video-makers who operate in the areas of which they have deep knowledge gained over many years.
Insight TWI produces films, documentaries and high-impact television programs, both in terms of content and images. Among the titles, Cry Freetown on the civil war in Sierra Leone; Africa's last taboo the controversial film about homosexuality in Africa; Blood on the stone associated with Blood Diamond, the multi-award winning film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Insight TWI team, of which Anas Aremeyaw Anas (a speaker at the 2016 International Journalism Festival) is also a member, produced the Africa Investigates series in collaboration with Al Jazeera. Ron McCullagh, BBC veteran and founder of Insight TWI, and Sorious Samura, star reporter for Insight TWI, will speak about investigative journalism in Africa, and its impact and descriptive power.