The workshop was held on June 26-27, 2018. Khalil Gueye, an independent investigative reporter and former VOA French to Africa (F2A) program host, trained eighteen VOA affiliates on the sidelines of the F2A VOA Conference in Dakar, Senegal. The hands-on workshop focused on the following:
- Developing investigative story ideas
- Writing techniques for investigative reporting
- Investigative journalism challenges in Africa
- Using the internet in investigative reporting
- The future of investigative journalism
All workshop participants worked on individual assignments and received graduation certificates.