April 2021 News

The Business of Private Prisons

Investigative journalist Ruth Hopkins discusses private prisons in South Africa, with Wits Justice Project journalist Edwin Naidu. They are joined by Lauren-Brooke Eisen, author of Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Columbia University Press, 2017).

Reporting on Environmental Crime

Environmental crime including poaching and forestry is worth $2 trillion in proceeds annually. Yet law enforcement globally has yet to seriously tackle the business model driving the trade which involves a network of organised crime, corporate facilitation and corrupt regimes. Bryan Christy is

Investigative Journalism: Tricks of the Trade

Friday, 9 April 2021, 11:30am EDT The importance of building, contributing to, using and promoting open source and civic technology is greater than ever in this era of surveillance. As a flood of technology shapes and rewrites the rules of economies and our personal lives, life itself becomes