Wednesday, July 30, 2008

IJW: Local government corruption...

Buks Viljoen, senior indepth reporter at Beeld (previously at Lowvelder and Citizen), is teaching us about local government corruption and how to investigate it via keeping track of council minutes, municipal budgets and tenders.

Earlier today we looked at story mapping, which entailed looking at how to identify a central hypothesis, brainstorming all possible contacts, mapping them and deciding what is vital and what not.

Today also entailed planning the sequence of interviews and evidence collection, and re-evaluation of approach if an investigation stalls or focus changes.

Nelspruit-based Buks Viljoen was disabled in a defence force accident in 1979. This weekend he is partaking in the Waterval-Boven fly fishing competition... in one of two disabled fly fishing teams.
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