WJP wins the Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Citizenship Team Award.

We are very proud to announce that our Wits Justice Project team has just been announced as this year’s recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Citizenship team award.

The prestigious award is awarded on the basis of a project demonstrating that it addresses a community need in an innovative and significant way.

In his letter of recommendation Anton Harber, Head of the Journalism department at Wits University, said, “The WJP explores new notions of journalism and social responsibility by bringing together a rare combination of investigative reporting and advocacy. In its work, it is pushing the boundaries of journalism, encouraging reporters to tackle human rights issues and makes use not just of publication, but of the courts and partnerships with activists and advocates. This is exploratory work is at the cutting edge of activist public service journalism…We are not just teaching human rights and investigative journalism, we are modeling it”.

Professor Rob Moore, Deputy Vice Chancellor, congratulated the Wits Justice Project team, saying “Once again my sincere congratulations on this fine achievement. The University is proud to be associated with colleagues of such distinction”.

The Wits Justice Project team: Carolyn Raphaely, Palesa 'Deejay' Manaleng, Paul McNally, Nooshin Erfani-Ghadimi, Kyla Herrmannsen, Ruth Hopkins and Robyn Leslie.

The Wits Justice Project team: Carolyn Raphaely, Palesa ‘Deejay’ Manaleng, Paul McNally, Nooshin Erfani-Ghadimi, Kyla Herrmannsen, Ruth Hopkins and Robyn Leslie.

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The Wits Justice Project combines journalism, advocacy, law and education to make the criminal justice system work better for all.

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