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Monday, October 29 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
AFRICAN STORIES: The UN Child Abuse Story

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Investigating a complex, multi-faceted international scandal is a considerable challenge in itself. Doing it as a freelancer in one of the world's poorest, most unstable and violent countries could make the job almost impossibly daunting. Journalist Inna Lazareva has reported on the controversial sex-abuse allegations involving UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic three times: independently for The Guardian and as a field producer with two separate teams of investigative journalists (Swedish Television’s ‘Mission: Investigate', US’s PBS Frontline and UK’s Channel 4). Each mission involved a different format, a different journalistic tool-kit, and ultimately -  a different angle to the same harrowing story.
She will talk about the complexities, challenges and opportunities in researching these stories, and about developing the professional flexibility required to explore the different aspects of the story.

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Inna Lazareva

Correspondent, Thomson Reuters, UK/Cameroon
Inna Lazareva is a British journalist and Africa Correspondent with the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Based in Cameroon, Inna covers humanitarian, resilience, trafficking and other issues across the African continent. Together with European and African colleagues, she has worked on... Read More →

Monday October 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm SAST
WSS103 Wits Science Stadium, First Floor