Currently, the Online Academy disseminates its courses via WhatsApp. The courses consist of four modules. At the end of each module, you will receive a practical assignment to be sent to the course coordinator. Each participant who has handed in all assignments with an average pass grade, will receive a certificate after the end of the course.

If you join a course, you will receive lessons three times per week. We expect that it will take three to four hours per week to successfully follow the lessons.

Due to the personal approach in our courses, we allow a maximum of 100 participants per course.

WhatsApp Course 1: “Mobile Journalism – Getting the most from your smartphone”

What: You’ll learn the technical basics of taking good photos, recording audio, and shooting video using your smartphone. You’ll also get to know how to stay safe whilst doing all of this, and online.

When: Start on 15 September, for five weeks, three units (lessons) per week.  

Where: Via WhatsApp – you need a smart phone and internet connection (please contact us if you prefer to conduct the course via email and we will see what we can do)

For whom: Anyone who has a smartphone wanting to learn technical basics

How much: The course is gratis

Certificate: If you pass the four assignments


1. Introduction & Online Security

2. Taking Good Photos
3.  Audio Recording
4.  Make Your Own Video Story

Sign up HERE for the course Mobile Journalism – Getting the most from your smartphone

Online Academy Couse: Ethical Reporting

The Online Academy team is currently developing a new course, based on Dabanga’s editorial guidelines. This course will be made available via an online learning platform that allows everyone to follow the course in their own time. We may also make parts of the course available as facilitator-led WhatsApp courses.

Let us know via the sign in form HERE to already secure your spot – we will message you closer to the date with additional information.