(African Eye News Service, Nelspruit).
Justin Arenstein is founder of the pioneering rural investigative news agency, African Eye News Service (AENS). His award-winning investigations have toppled two provincial governments, ousted 10 senior politicians and one ambassador from public office, and prompted the dismantling of six provincial parastatals. He currently trains rural journalists, and spearheaded the establishment of the Associated Independent Reporters for South African grassroots newspapers and the Forum for African Investigative Reporters for better transnational media cooperation.
editor (at) africanpress (dot) com
(Inter-Press Service Africa, Johannesburg)
My experience in the news room commenced as an SABC bi-media reporter 2001 (TV and Radio News). After its disbandment, worked as a radio reporter, focusing on Science, Environment, Climate Change and Health reporting. I've also worked as a news reader for SAfm & Radio2000, and voice-over artist for Special Assignment. I then co-produced and presented This Life – SABC’s new 30min Podcast, radio news journalist and (part-time) producer for Special Assignment before joining IPS. My career highlights include training scientists in media communication in Mozambique, reporting on the Second High level UN Climate Change talks in Canada 2005, reporting on 2006-Lebanon Israeli War and being awarded the UN Reham El Farrah Journalism Fellowship, in NYC in 2008.
jedi (dot) ramalapa (at) gmail (dot) com