Southern Africa media forum on extractive industries

This project seeks to strengthen mass media in southern Africa and increase their coverage of topical issues relating to extractive industries in the region. In this endeavour, the project intends to use innovative media training, coaching and networking to improve the understanding and investigative skills of journalists working in mass media in the region in the field of extractive industries. The project will contribute to improving the regional media’s competence in reporting issues and developments in the increasingly important extractive sector through targeted assistance linked to newsgathering processes, in-country training and enhancement of reporting skills, and the promotion of networking among the region’s media practitioners. SARW will train 45 journalists from nine countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.